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A quaint little volume recently passed through our hands, of 
considenxble interest, especially to such as concern themselves with life 
as it presented itself in the City of Norwich and the neighbourhood of 
Ipswich during the 17th century. As it is possibly but little known, 
and abounds in quaint conceits more or less of a local character, we have 
thought that a few brief notes might not only be generally appreciated, 
but serve a useful purpose. It is in two parts. The first, known as 
"The Tomb-Stone," is a memoir of Mr. John Carter, at one time 
Incumbent of Bramford and afterwards of Belstead near Ipswich, by his 
son, John Carter, " Preacher of the Gospel in Norwich " in the middle 
of the 17th century (pp. 1 — 32). The second and most interesting 
portion is a higlily pictorial Sermon, of great length, by the last named 
John Carter, preached upon "the solemne guild-day" in 1650, and 
entitled " A Rare Sight," a tacit reference to the festivities of the 
occasion when curious objects were brought out for the delectation of 
the citizens. In this sermon, the City of Norwich in the person of its 
. Chief Magistrate, is exhorted among other duties to " roare " like a lion 
when occasion requires and otherwise to act the lion's part in the 
discharge of his function. Plain and fearless speech agreeable to the 
period is a feature of this singular production (pp. 33 — 186). 

The title page of the memoir is as follows : — 


The I Tomb-Stonb, | or, | a broken and imperfect Monument, 

that Worthy Man (who was just and perfect in his generation ;) | Mr. 
John Carter, Pastor first of \ Bramford, and last of Belsted in 
Suffolk | erected above eighteen years | after his decease : ! By | His 



univorthy Son John Carter, | Preacher of the Gospell, and as yet 
sojouruiug I in the City of Norwich | Prov. 10. 7. | The memory of 
the just shall be blessed \ London, printed in the year 1653. 

The title page is followed by a transcript of the Tomb Stone, under 
which " lyeth hid a Rich treasure, the Precious Dust of that holy man 

and Shining Light with Esther his Faithfull Consort," and 

eight pages of dedicatory matter to Lady Frances Hobarte. Then 
there is an address to "All his wel-beloved Nephews and Neices even 
all the remnant that are yet surviving of his Father's House," and 
further words "To his wel-beloved Country-men the Inhabitants of 
Bramford and Belstead in Suffolk." In the former place John Carter 
drew his " first breath," while in the latter his " good Father finished 
his course." 

There is a further dedication to "Mr. Samuel Clark, Pastor of 
Bennett-Fink " in view of Carter's life being embodied in Clark's lives 
of " Godly Divines." The Pastor of Bramford was born at Wickham 
near Canterbury, and graduated from Clare Hall, and was appointed to 
the Vicarage of Bramford in 1583, on the presentation of the Dean 
and Chaptei' of Canterbury, the benefice being valued at Twenty 
Marks per ann: afterwards augmented to £20. "Multitudes from 
Ipswich and other adjacent places did resort" to his Thursday Lecture. 
His prayer at the close of his Sermon was "large and full," and always 
ended with the Lord's Prayer. "He never went to the house of a 
poore creature but he left a Purse — Almes as well as a Spiritual almes. 

He never swallowed any of the prelaticall Ceremonies against 

his Conscience. He was often in trouble by the Bishops The 

gentry and chief of the Parish threatened that they would 

make him conformable, or else out him." At this time the Rectory of 
Belstead, " a small village some three miles from Ipswich, a solitary 
place" becoming vacant, the patron, Mr. Blosse seeing that "he must 
be outed" at Bramford urged him to accept, and he was forthwith 
"instituted without subscription of any cerenionyes." Here "he had 
many Fish that came to his nett from Ipsttneh and other adjacent 
Townes destitute of faithful Shepheards." His published works 
comprise a " learned and pithy " commentary upon the Sermon on the 
Mount, and two "substantial, solid, and profitable Catechismes, one 

Milhe for Children, the other Winter Evenings Communication 

Many Ministers that conversed with him privately, did light their 

Candles at his He never used plate in his house, but vessels 

of wood and earth, pewter and brass." Some coming to him with 
importunity, to tell them his judgment concerning the future state of 

the Church he answered " You shall not need to feare fire and 

fagot any more, but such dreadfull divisions will be amongst God's 
people and professors as will equalize the greatest persecutions." In 
the sketch mention is made of "Old Mr. Benton of Wramplingham 
in Norflfolke, a holy man of God" On Feb. 4th, 1634, "Old 


Mr. Samuel Ward that famous Divine, and the Glory of Ip»mch, came 
to the Funerall, brought a mourning Gowne with him and otfered to 
preach his funerall Sermon," a large assembly being gathered. This 
being contrary to the late Mr. Carter's expressed wish, **Mr. Ward on 
the following Friday at Ipswich turned his whole Lecture into a 
Funerall Sermon." 

*"My elder & only dear brother (a blessed Instrument in the 
Church of Christ, says his son John Carter), being dead my Father 

took care of his eldest son <k sent him to Cambridge my sister 

Eunice & I his Executors." (This John Carter, the youngest of nine, 
was bom when his father was forty years of age — the father lived to 
see eighty years.) 

The " Rare Sight " has the following title page : — 


A I Rare Sight | or, The Lyon : | sent from a farr Country, and 
pre ! sented to the City of Norwioh ; | in a Sermon upon the Solemne 
Guild I day, June 18. 1650. 

By John Carter, | Preacher of the Gospel ; and as yet | sojourning 
in the City of Norwich 1 Joh. xii. 21. Sir/ we would see Jesus, 

London : Printed in the year 1653, 

Dedicated "To the Right WorshipfuU Mr. Wm. Bamham Mayor 
of the City of Norwich. As also to Mr. Barnard Church who 
with much honour managed the chiefe place of Magistracy in 

the said City the last yeare Mr. Matthew Lyndsey who 

deceased in the midst of his Mayorality 1650 had the true right to it." 
The Sermon was preached "at his request, and at his Inauguration." 
The text is Rev. v. 5, "Behold the Lyon of the Tribe of Judah." Said 

the preacher, at " the Cities Great Anniversary Feast it is the 

ancient use and custome to bring out strange sights, and shew farr- 

fetched rarities Being called to stand in the middest of such a 

multitude ; .produce my spectacle, and present to your view the Godliest 

■sight, a stately and a generous Lion from a farre Countrey." 

Reasoning from Num. ii. 2, Mr. Carter conceives there must be an 
allusion to the ensign or arms of Judah, " who carried a Lion on his 
Standard (" Reuben a man-drake, Ephraim an Ox, and Dan an Eagle.") 
In Judah is a lAatCs whelp," Continuing the Preacher said, " You have 
the originall of Armes. God was the first King of Heraulds." The 
•discourse proceeds to shew how that Christ is the Lion of Judah, how 

the Lyon becomes a Lambe is set ec? arifju^iov for a Banner, a 

military Signe It is our duty to follow our Ensigne, and that 

IS a Lyon." Addressing himself to the Mayor as " Worthy Prastor^'^ 
Mr. Carter said " you are ascending to the highest place of government. 


Eveo you also give for your City Armes a Lyon with your Castle (a 
reference to Solomon's Throne)." A woodcut of the well-known Arms of 
the City of Norwich follows. Mr. Carter proceeds to require of the 
Mayor ** to eye Christ in his government," to be himself "a Lyon in the 
Church," to "take heed of being a Saint in the Congregation, and a 
Devil in thy family," etc., etc. Magistrates should roare against Ale- 
houses, profanation of the Lord's day," etc. But " like the month of 

March, they come in like a Lyon & go out like a Lamb Too 

many such (black lions) have been seen in our City. Let your eye be 

about the Church tha Market, upon the Sabbath dayes 

on every Inn and Ale-house Be just in your distributions, .... 

in punishing ofifenders For the Cities sake have a care of your 

traine Any base thing that is imposed upon the City by great 

men is it not received ? Your City Armes do very well befit you. 

It is a Lyon with a Castle over it. Many of you can be Lyons very 
courageous, so long as you have a C»istle over you, but take away the 

Castle, <fec., &c Insisting upon a stately walk he says, "Have 

you not lately been preached out of your scarlet gownes do 

they not inveigh against all manner of solemnity upon this very day 

If they can but shave off the Lyon's majestick mane <fe flay 

off his skin," <kc., &c. 

There are several curious woodcuts of the period. 


No. IV. 


The following extracts refer to the marriage of Brampton, eldest 
son of Col. Brampton Gurdou, m.p., of Letton, in Norfolk, who 
commanded the Suffolk Horse in the Civil War, to Elizabeth, daughter 
of Francis Thornhagh, m.p.. Colonel of the Nottinghamshire Horae, 
who was killed in the moment of victory at the battle of Preston in 1648. 
This distinguished oflBcer is one of the most prominent figures in 
Hutchinson's Memoirs, and was spoken of by Cromwell as "this too 
brave gentleman." He is mentioned in Sir Walter Scott's " Woodstock." 

The extracts are from the letters of Meriell Saltonstall, sister to 
Col. Gurdon, who married the eldest son of Sir Richard Saltonstall, one 
of the founders of Boston. She emigrated to New England in 1635 
with her husband, who is stated by Bancroft to have been the first 
American who raised his voice against slavery ; but they had returned to 
this country in 1661, and were temporarily residing in London. The 
Sal tons tails have always been, and are still, one of the most important 
families in Massachusetts. 

In August, 1661, Mrs. Saltonstall evidently answers a request from 
her " much hon*^ friud Brampton Gurdon Esq," that she will choose in 


London a wedding present, which is to be a handsome one, " seeing " 
(says Mrs. Saltonstall) that Miss Thomhagh "is like to prove so hopfuU ; 
I have hard much good of her, which the Lord grant may indeed prove 
so to you." She remembers that her sister, Lady Mildmay (Amy 
Gurdon, wife of Sir Henry Mildmay, the regicide) gave her daughter 
"a hansom pece of platt, a possett pott" worth £20; while her own 
son-in-law gave his bride a dressing box with "a dusen of gloves, ik 
severall sorts of ribens a dusen of a pece; & a box in it with some 
peces of gould." 

In a postscript Mrs. Saltonstall adds : " I have binne out this 
morning to see some cabinetts, <& I saw one of a good size that is layed 
in with tortos shell, & quilted within ; with a swett perfumes in the 
quilting ; it have no silver boses on it, as that had I showed you ; thay 
allways are bespock." The total cost, with the silver bosses, would be 
about £6. 10. ; " & I would think for 3 or 4^ you may have it adorned 
within with gloves & ribens exept ther should be in it a sutt of night 
clothes ; silk stockins & slipers sutable. I beleve stockins & slipers 
(underlined) will be expected from my cosen ; it is usuall for Lovers to 
give befor the weding. I think the night clothes may be speared, I leve 
that to you, thay will cost 4^ at lest ; thar must be, if any thing, band 
coyfe & pinner ; I doubt 4^ will not do it, of a Lace that will be 
commendabell ; thes things will draw mony do what you canne ; but the 
Longer est, the Shorter weast." 

In her next letter Mrs. Saltonstall announces the despatch of the 
wedding present "only I could not gitt so meny womans Jesimey 
Gloves as B.G. wright for ; thay being a prohibetted & scarce comodity ; 
if I had had more time possi bally thay might have binne gott, but his 
Letter came a thirsday, & sayd all must go a raunday, so I did what I 
could, & went about sarching till satterday ; but could not gitt them, 
4k at last was faint tw^o pick upon cordinent for men & perfumed kid for 
woman; I had them perfumed better then ordeilary that they might 
give content ; the time was so short that I could hardly gitt so meny of 
a coller, but was faint to bespeack sume of them ; much pusselled I was 
two gitt have them in time. I delayed resolving so long because faine 
I would have had Jessimey gloves, seing it was the yong Ladys desier." 

"The whole bill come two 24^ ISa 0*^ ; methinks it is a great deal 
of mony I have layed out ; but the report I hear of the yong woman is 
80 good that I hope she will disarve it all. The Lord make her a 
blessing to you & my sister now in your older age." In this letter the 
writer states that a maiTiage Licence has been procured, apparently 
with some trouble ; the letter is also interesting as showing that the 
Parliamentarians still held their opinions after the Kestoration, for Mrs 
Saltonstall says, "I am afraid of Roger" (her nephew, son of Abigail 
Gurdon, who married Mr. Baron Hill, the regicide) " I hear he is very 
cavilearish and longed for thes times ; the new ould stuff that is now 
put upon ous is that he like best ; as if he had binne bread up in the 
use of it; if he lose his fathers favour, wo two (woe to) him now." 


The wedding took place in September, and, on the Ist October, 
Mrs Saltonstall writes from " Hackny " to " her dear Brother, 
Brampton Gurdon, Esq : at his house in Letton near Shipdhara, this in 
Norfolk," in order "to salutt the yong cupell," and adds that she and 
her family, " do rejoyce in so hopfull a match God hath provided for my 
Nephew ; I pray tell them both we wish them much ioy & hapincs ; I 
was lattly at Doctor Tuckings who tell me his son Whitlock tell him my 
new neces frinds tack much content in ther new relation, whi6h 
leioyceth me the more because I have had a littell hand in the bisones ; 
T trust the Lord will make a comfort & blessing to you also ; I shall be 
glad to hear that the more you know of her, the l>etter you like her ; I 
wish I could be so hapy as two come see her." 

This letter, which is signed "your very reall loving sister, 
M. Saltonstall," is the last which makes any mention of the marriage. 
Grwidishurgk Hall, Woodbridge. W. Brampton Gurdon. 


I have lately come across two documents relating to the Church of 
Ridgewell, which may be worth recording; the firat is a feoflFment, 
dated 1469, by which John Bigge of Hidgewell and others grant, certain 
lands in Finchingfield, to John Payne "Ballivus" of Hidgewell and 
others, in accordance with the will of Richard Suellok of Ridgewell 
Norton, to the use of the Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 

T can find no mention of this chapel in any of the county histories, 
but in Muilman's History, ii., 199, is the following statement : — 

"There formerly was a chapel adjoining to the North aysle of the 
church, but the parishioners and the lord of the manor not agreeing 
whose right it was to keep it in repair, made application to the Bishop 
of London (Dr. Compton) and he ordered it to be taken down." 

Henry Compton was Bishop of London 1675 — 1713, so that this 
must be about the date of the destruction of the chapel. St. 
Catherine's College, Cambridge, was then owner of the principtl manor 
as well as patron of the living, so it is probable that the college was 
called on to do the repairs in this latter capacity, and not as lord of the 

It appears probable that the chapel so destroyed was the chapel of 
the Blessed Virgin Mary endowed by Richard Snellok in 1469. 

The other document i«« the Will of John Pauell, senr., of Ridgewell, 
dated 1505, and written in Latin, and reads as follows : — 

" In the first place I leave my soul to God the Father Everlasting 
the Blessed Mary and all the Saints, my lx)dy to be buried in the 
Churchyard of St. Laurence of Ridgewell. Likewise I bequeath 6». 8<*. 
to the high altar for tithes forgotten or negligently withheld, also I 
bequeath 9^. to the high altar of Birdbrook. Likewise I desire to have 


a fit secular priest to say prayers for one whole year iu the aforesaid 
Church of Ridge well for my soul and for all mj benefactors. Likewise 
I bequeath 4 marks to purchase a mass-book called a Grail* for the 
Church of Ridgewell. Likewise I leave to the Gild of Our Lord Jesus 
Christ 6". 8d." He then goes on to devise his lands at Ridgewell and 
Toppesfield to his wife and sons. 

The Panels were a good old yeoman family at Ridgewell and lived 
close by the Church at the farm now called "Panels le Hill" or the 
Hill Farm. It is curious that although he wfis so generous in his gifts 
to the church he does not mention the Lady Chapel. The Gild, called 
Jesus Gild, had a house in Ridgewell called the Gild-Hall and eight 
acres of land, which were granted by King Edward vr. at the 
reformation, in 1549, to Ralph Agard and Thomas Smyth. 

C. F. D. Spbrling. 

*The name "Grail" is a corruption of Gradale, from its containing certain short 
phrases sung, after the Epistle, *' in gradibus,'* that is on the steins of the Ambo or 


Bintre^ Byntre^ T/iomas de. Witnesses a Norwich Heb. deed in 
1280. The document contains also the names of the Norwich Bailiffs 
at same date. Patent Roll, 9 Edwai-d i., contains a licence to sell her 
house directed to the widow Columba, daughter of Isaac of Norwich, 
and Abmham her son. The property is clearly defined. It was situated 
in St. Peter's, Mancroft. Plan "herewith : — 



Thomas de Byntre's house. 


House of Columba, widow, and her sou 
Abraham ; Licence to sell. 

House of Elias 
fil Elias. 


Blanky William, Norwich Citizen. Blomfield na. 
Hebrew deed, 1247, as owner of house in St. Stephen's. 


House of William Blank. 

Figures iu a 

Land and House built thereon, sold by Josce, son of 
Moses the Levite, to the Hon. Samuel, son of the Hon. 
Isaac, and his grandson Abraham. 

House of Peter clericus of the Marsh. 




BoHe Hugh, Citizen of Norwich, 1265. The Hebrew deed 
furnishes the accompanying plan, and gives the names of the Builiffti. 

Street leading to the Castle. 

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Hnj?o Hokke's house sold to Abraham ben Solomon, | ^ 

alijis Abniliani til Deulecresse. Abraham'ii wife, Ave^ay, I ^ 'H 

^ I sells it to Peter clericus de Newgate, son of William I C^ g 

is I de Hev'ham, 1265. I "o ^ 


House formerly belonging to Henry the Shoemaker. i o 

A Latin deed, Westminster Abbey collection, undated, enters into 
full particulnrs relative to the sale of this property by Hugo Bokke and 
Agatha his wife. It must have preceded the Heb. deed of 1265. The 
boundaries mentioned are identical in both deeds, with the exception of 
the E. abuttal, which gives the shops of Nicholas de Dicklebury in lieu 
of the house of Richard Maymuiid. The Latin, unlike the Heb. deed, 
states the name of the parish, St. Stephen's. 

Bonel Roger III Heb. deed, Norwich, 1258, a year of dire famine. 

Need ham Street in parish of St Stephens. 

^ rg I Land, house, courtyard, cellar, and appurtenances. g 

^^ I Vendor; Miriam, daughter of Hiam : property left her ' ^ 

<^ 5 's" I ^y ^^^^' deceased husband, Jechiel, son of Moses the ■ ^ 

^ :r ? nirtrtyr. Purchaser; Hiam ben Perez: Record name, ■ ^ 

a W 5 I Vives til Peter de Ipswich. I ^ 

o g_ I 1 ^ 

a-, ^ -4= I Land formerly belonging to Roger Keys ; now, 1258, ! S 

appertaining to Henry of Hellesdon. o 

The Norwich Corporation archives have an allusion to this Bonel in 
1298. He possesset! some property in Saddlegate Street, in close 
proximity to the Cockey. He appears to have been a poulterer by 
trade. The Exchequer Plea Roll of 1277 mentions him in connection 
with a debt which he incurred, and a suit which passed between him 
and Leo fil Bonefy, the Jew of Norwich. 

Brie, Simon. Witness only to Heb. Norwich deed, a.d. 1261. May 
be Simon Bury. 

Briyhamy Arpies de. Norwich Heb. deed, undated. At one time 
she owed J&IO to two Hebrew creditors. On the demise of one of these, 
his son Hismi (Vives) sold his father's share to the remaining creditor, 
the hon. Samuel, son of the famous Isaac of Norwich. The latter 
undertook the task of exercissing his influence towards gaining some 
remisssion on the taxation imposed on the widow and orphans of his 
deceased j^artner, who had been harshly dealt with by Richard, Earl of 

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Bulur, Alan le. Blomfield ^^ calls him Tespicier (spice-man). 
Owner of property in Mancroft corner. Norwich, 1253. 


Jessica, wife of Jacob ben Eliab (Jurain), gives over 
this property to her husband, who thereupon sells it 
forflhwith to his brother Judah ben Eliab (Leo fil 
Jurnin) for certain considerations named. 


Bulw\ Godfrey le, Heb. Norwich deed, 1246. Held property in 
Mancroft Street. 


House formerly belonging to Alan de Bulur. 





Benedict fil Isaac fil Jacob sells house and lands 
to Jehoshua (Ursell) ben Sampson the Levite. 

Land of Godfrey le Bulur. 

h3 cc 

In 1260 (close roll) Geoffrey lo Bulur and Eda his wife, are bailed 
out of Norwich prison, having been indicted for the death of Walter 

In 1261 (close roll) Godfrey le Bulur, Eda his wife, and Henry le 
Bulur are bailed out of prison, accused of murdering some man 
unknown. Blomfield ^^ has an allusion to Godfrey le Bulur. 

In 1264, we have a second Heb. deed, disclosing the accompanying : 

St. Stephen's. 


House (next to courtyard) purchased by Judah ben 
Eliab (Leo fil Jurnin) from his father-in-law, Jehoshua 
ben Sampson the Levite. 

House formerly belonging to Geoffrey 1' Espicier. 

o '^ 

Bunk, Nicholas de, Norwich Heb. deed, undated. Isaac of Gorgik 
(Warwick) gives him an acknowledgment for 6 marks, which he has 
received in discharge of Nicholas' debt. Isaac calls him Nicholas 
Bckke, whereas the Latin endorsement has " Nicholas de Bunk." 

Buj-uif Walter de Ilketshalle. Norwich Heb. deed, undated. Owes 
6 marks to Josce ben Solomon (Deulecresse), who transfers the debt to 
Abraham ben Judah (Abraham de Ebor), both of Norwich. The 
instrument incidentally mentions the Jewish burial ground in London, 
bituate in Wudestrete. Latin endoi-sement : ** Memorandum quod istud 


est starrum posituni ia archa cjrograpti inter Abraham fil Ursell et 
Josce fil Deulecresse pro abbate de Sibetoa de terra Walter! Burui de 
Ilketeshalle." A Latin deed among the Westminster archives refers to 
the same transaction and appends the date 1258. 

Bury^ Raoul de. Norwich Heb. deed, 1264. Witness only. 

Bury^ Robert de. Witness to two Norwich deeds, 126^ and 1281 
respectively. Latin has " Bery " and " Byry." In 1290, when the Jews 
were expelled the realm, Robert de Byry, lorimer and linandraper, took 
over the house of Milo Kat, the Jew, valued at 8/1 per annum. 

But or Butte family, Butte, Peter, bailiff in 1268 and 1269, 
according to Blomfield. His sons William, Richard, and Henry figure 
in the Heb. records. 

But^ William, Vide Kirkpatrick's Religious Houses, page 24; 
and Harrod's Castles, 132 note. William is found among the Norwich 
Court rolls, 1285, as possessor of property in St Peter's Mancroft 

Butte^ Peter ; Richard and Henry ^ sons of. See Taylor's Monaaticon, 
45 B. Referred to in Heb. deed, anno. 1281, as having a charge of 
15j^d. on a house in St. Peter's Mancroft, sold by Miriam, a Jewess, to 
William fil Roger of South Walsham. Richard fil Peter But is found in 
the Norwich Court rolls, 1285, as owner of property in St. Peter's, 
Mancroft, which he vends to Thomas de Schaftesbury. 

Butte^ John fil Henry fil Eustace, Citizen of Norwich City, so 
expressed in Heb. document of 1266, wherein is noted the sale of 
certain lauds l)equeathed to hon. Samuel by his deceased father, the 
famous Isaac of Norwich. The property was situated in Saddlegate 

End of Saddlegate Street, St. Peter's. 

5-5 2 

Vacant land belonging to Hon. Samuel, son of Isaac 
of Norwich. 

Sold to John Butte, son of Henry fil Eustace Butte, 
and Amicia his wife. 

52 feet, computed by the foot of John Butte. 



The Herb-garden appertaining to Solomon the 
physician, son of Isaac the phj'sician. 

The deed, containing these particulars, furnishes likewise the names 
of the cuiTcut Bailiffs, and numerous Norwich citizens who attest it as 
witnesses. In 1280, Sampson the Jew of Norwich, w^as killed by the 
fall of a wall during a severe tempest. An inquest took place on the 
body, John But, then in office, taking pai't in the enquiry. 

M. D. Davis. 



(35) William cum Barha of Stoke Jtutta Clare^ senior, grants to Philip de 

Lyonns of the same place two pieces of arable and a piece of pasture 
in Ashen. Dated at Stoke Sutidat/ after St. Gregory* s day. 10 Ed. HI. 

Sciaut presentes et futuri quod ego Willus cum Barha de Stoke 
jiixta Clare senior dedi coucessi et hac present! carta raea confimiavi 
Philippe de Lyouns de eadem heredibus et assignatis siiis duas pecias 
terre arrabiliu et unam peciam pasture jacentes divisim in parochia de 
Esse quarum una pecia terre jacet in campo vocato Lambesele inter 
terrain dicti Philippi ex parte una et terram RoBti atte Watre ex parte 
alten\ utroque capite abuttante super terram dicti Philippi de Lyouns. 
Et alia pecia terre jacet in campo vocato le Lytledoune inter terram 
dicti Philippi ex parte una et regale cbeminum ex parte altera uuo 
capite abuttante super pasturam dicti Philippi et alio capite abuttante 
super regale chemiuuni Et predicta pecia pasture jacet in Ballokespit^l 
inter pasturam dicti Philippi de Lyouns ex parte una et Bercarias dicti 
Philippi de Lyouns ex parte altera uno capite abuttante super pasturam 
dicti Philippi de Lyouns et alio capite abuttante super regale cheminum 
Habendum et Tenendum predictas duas pecias terre et unam peciam 
pasture cum omnibus pertinentiis suis predicto Philippo heredibus et 
assignatis suis de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita 
et de jure consueta Et ego predictus Willus et heredes mei predictas 
duas pecias teri*e et unam peciam pasture cum omnibus suis pertinentiis 
predicto Philippo heredibus et assignatis suis contra onunes gentes 
warautizabimus in perpetuum In cujus rei testimonium huic present! 
carte si«;illum mcum apposui hiis testibus Johiio de Gavsele Rico Basely 
Maths Kaym Gilbto Wyndont de Stoke Willo de Stura^Willo Cole'Willo 
le Vinour de Esse et Aliis. Datum apud stoke die domiuica proxima 
post festum Sancti Gregorii Pape Anno Regni Regis Edwardi tertii a 
conquestu decimo. 

[Appended is a circular seal of white wax, mutilated and perfectly 

(36) Indenture between William Wyndont of Stoke by Clare and William 

Cole of Ashen, relating to a piece of pasture in Ashen. Dated at 

Ashen, Twsday on the feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle. 

18 £d. III. 

Hec indentura testatur quod cum Willus Wyndont de Stoke juxta 

Clare impingnoravit Willo Cole de Asshen pro quadam summa pecunie 

unam peciam prati cum pertinentiis suis iu Ashen prout in carta 

feoffamenti inde eidem Willo Cole confecta plenius continetur videlicet 

pro viginti solidis argenti solvendis predicto Willo Cole heredibus vel 

executoribus suis apud Ashen ad festum Sancti Bartholomei Apostoli ad 

iinem quatuordecim annorum proximorum sequentium et plenarie 

completorum post datum confectionis presentis Predictus Willus Cole 

vult et concedit pro se heredibus et executoribus suis quod si predictus 


Willus Wyndont heredes vel exeoutores sui solvant predicto Willo 
Cole heredibus vel executoribus suia predictos viginti solidos argeuti 
ferma prenotata ad termiiium predictum quod ex tunc predicta carta 
feoffanaenti pro nuUo habeatur Et quod bene liceat predicto Willo 
Wyndont et heredibus suis sine aliqua contradictioue predicti Willi 
Cole heredibus vel heredura suoruui predictam peciam prati iugredi et 
si contingat quod predictus Willus Wyndont heredes nee executores sui 
non solvant predicto Willo Cole heredibus vel executoribus suis predictos 
viginti solidos argenti ferma prenotnata ad terminum predictum ex tunc 
predictus Willus Wyndont vult et concedit pro se heredibus et execu- 
toribus suis quod predictam peciam prati cum pertinentiis suis predicto 
Willo Cole heredibus et assignatis suis secundum tenorem carte 
feofFameuti remaneat in perpetuum. In cujus rei testimonium huic 
scripto iudentato partes predicte alternatira sigilla sua apposuerunt 
Datum upud Asshen die Martis in festo Sancti Bartholomei Apostoli 
Anno Regni Regis Edwardi tertii post conquestum decimo octavo Hiis 
testibus RoBto atte Lande Willo atte Stoure Johiie le Vynour Willo 
Brouuyng Johde Baroun Robto Coloppe et aliis. 

[The Seal appended is of white wax defaced and illegible.] 

(37) Indenture betweeen Steplian le Slautere of Stoke by Clare and William 
Cole of Ashen, concerning a piece of arable land in Ashen, Dated at 
A shen, Thursday on the feast of St. MattJtew the Apostle, 1 9 Ed, III. 

Hec indentura testatur quod cum Stephanus le Slautere de Stoke 
juxta Clare iupingnoravit Willo Cole de Asshen pro quadam summa 
pecunie unam peciam terrd arrabilis cum pertinentiis suis in Asshea 
prout in carta feoflfamenti inde eidem Wills confecta plenius continetur 
videlicet pro duodecim solidis argeuti solvendis predicto Willo heredibus 
vel executoril)us suis apud Asshea ad festum Sancti Matthie Apostoli ad 
finem duodecim aunorum proxTo sequentium et plenarie completorum 
post datum confectiouis presentis Predictus Willus vult et concedit pro 
se heredibus et executoribus suis quod si predictus Ste[)hanus heredes 
vel executores sui solvant predicto Wills heredibus vel executoribus 
suis predictos duodecim solidos argenti ferma prenotata ad terminum 
predictum quod ex tunc predicta carta feoffamenti pro nullo habeatur 
et quod bene liceat predicto StophS et heredibus suis sine aliqua 
contradictioue predicti Willi vel heredum suorum predictam peciam 
terre ingredi et si contingat quod predictus Stephus heredes nee 
executores sui non solvant predicto Wills heredibus vel executoribus 
suis predictos duodecim solidos argenti ferma prenotata ad ter- 
minum predictum ex tuuc predictus Stephus vult et concedit 
pro se heredibus et executoribus suis quod predicta pecia terre cum 
pertinentiis suis predicto Willo heredibus et assignatis suis secundum 
tenorem carte feoffamenti remaneat in perpetuum In cujus rei 
testimonium huic presenti scripto indentato partes predicte altematim 
sigilla sua apposuerunt. Datum apud Asshen die Jovis in festo sancti 


Matthie Apostoli anno regui regis Edwardi tertii post conquestum 
decimo nono Hiis testibus KoBto atte Launde. Willo utte Stoure Johne 
le Vynour Laureutio le Vynour Thoma Schalgrey Willo Brouujng 
Johfie Baroun et aliis. 

[The Seals are mutilated and illegible.] 
(To be continued.) 

"DuNwicH Roses" (p. 366). — Perhaps the following lines (at the 
end of the notes to James Bird's poem Dunwich ; A Tale of the Splendid 
City, published in 1828) throw some light upon the origin of the name 
of this tune. I suppose that there is some flower, peculiar to the 
"Splendid City" and its neighbourhood, called the Dunwich Rose. 
Referring to the Dunwich of 1828, the poet writes — 

** There blooms the heath, whose bru^ht, though humble flower, 

An emblem shown of modest beauty s power : 

There smiles the Dunwich-Rosk, with snow-like blossom. 

Soft, pure, and white, as is the Cygnet's bosom : 

This decks the steim and sterile cliil , and throws 

O'er its pugh brow new beauty where it grows, 

Gives it' from rug^dness an aspect fair, 

Like hope that brightens on the brow of care ! J. B." 

C. SP. 


Elus Family. — Can any one inform me who are the present 
representatives of the family of Ellis, once seated in Crossdale Street in 
Northrepps ? 

Noi'threpps Rectory , Norioick, S. F. Creswell, d.d. 

Ansell of Suffolk and Lincolnshire. — I shall be glad to receive 
any information relating to the ancestry of Thomas Ancell (born 1731 — 
1732) of Great Wenham, Suffolk, formerly of Little Waldingfield, Suffolk, 
who died 12th June 1793, aged 61 years. He married Elizabetli Kemball, 
who was in some way related to Sir William Beaumaurice Bush of 
Wimbledon House, Surrey, knight. Was she a descendant of John 
Rembail who was b«iptized, 2nd March, 1700, at Layham? — (See p. 276). 
She died 20 Jan. 1829, aged 81 years. They had eight children- 
Elizabeth (bom 1771 — 1770), Mary, Thomas, Joseph, John, Sarah, Robert, 
and Lucy. Of the sons, only Joseph left issue. There is a tradition 
that, in the first half of the eighteenth century, the father or the 
grandfather Thomas Ansell emigrated from Lincolnshire and settled in 
the south of Suffolk. The poll-book of Suffolk for 1 727 mentions Robert 
" Handsell " of Milding (Milden). " Mr. Robert Ansell of Milden," was a 
subscriber to the second edition of Kirby's Suffolk Traveller (1764). 
Little Waldingfield and Milden are adjoining parishes. " Ansell " is, I 
believe, a very uncommon surname. 

Ckrist^s Coll.^ Cambridge. Charles S. Partridge. 



Valoynbs (Vol. IV., N.S., p. 366). — 1259. Hamo de Valoynes in 
to Elias ledebt Evesk, quondam Judeus Loud., nunc conversus. 
Rot Fin. Vol. ii., p. 124; 43 Henry iii. 
1269 William filius John de Valoynes in debt to certain Jews of 

Norwich. Close Roll, 53 Henry iii., m. 10. 
1280 Robert de Valoynges, on commission of gaol delivery, Norfolk. 

Patent Roll, 8 Edward i. 

Hudson's St. Peter Pemwuntergatey pp. 43, 45, contains allusions 
to Sir William de Valeyns. 

M. D. Davis. 

In reply to C. G.'s inquiry as to the Suffolk branch of the family 
of Valoynes, it appears from Blomefield's Norfolk (Vol. viii., p. 393), 
that Robt. de Valoynes, the son and heir of Robt. de Valoynes by 
Roesia, the sister of Sir Wm. le Blond, married Eva Criketot, and died 
in 10 Edward i., leaving two daughters, Roesia, who married Sir 
Edmund de Pakenham, and Cicely, who married Robt. de Ufford, Earl 
of Suffolk. Sir Edmund Pakenham had three sons by his wife, one of 
whom was rector of Bard well, Suffolk, in 1352. Robert, Earl of Suffolk, 
and Cicely, his wife, had a son, Wm. de Uffbrd, and this branch of the 
family is now represented by Lord Willoughby D'Eresby. 

T. T. M. 

Suffolk Poll-Books (Vol. iv., n.s., p. 383). — It will be seen that 
the annexed list has reference to a few printed volumes preserved in the 
British Museum and Bodleian Libraries. 

17, Hilldrop Crescent^ London, N, Daniel Hipwkll. 

County of Suffolk, 

A Copy of the Poll for Knights of the Shire, October 1710. 12mo. 
Lond. 1711. (Gough Collection, Bodl. Lib.) 

" A Copy of the Poll Taken at Ipswich, Aug. 30. Anno 

Dom. 1727. Ipswich: Printed by John Bagnall. 1727." 8vo. pp. 178 
and Index (Brit. Mus.) With a printed s. sh. list of gentlemen 
proposing and supporting John Holt, Esq. of . . . grave, dated "Bury 
St. Edmund's, August 4," and the following ms, note: — "This Poll 
Book is the first printed Book issued by John Bagnall who revived 
printing in Ipswich no printing having been done in the town during the 
17th Century. This book was quite unknown to all our local Collectors 
— it occurs in no Catalogue and may be deemed * Unique.' Having been 
in the Bookselling business in the town now 43 years I have never 
heard of another copy. James Read. 
31. ComkilL" 

There is also a copy in the Gough Collection, Bodl. Lib. 


The* Poll for Knights of the Shire Taken at Ipswich, 

April 7, 1784. 8vo. (Brit. Mus.) 

The Poll Taken at Ipswich, June 29th and 30th) 1790. 

8vo. (Brit. Mus.) "At the End of the Poll is annexed, a List of 
Knights of the Shire, from the 26 Edward i. 1297, to the 12 Edward iv. 
1471 ; and continued from the 33 Henry viii. 1542, to 30 George in. 
1790; with a concise "View of the contested Elections for Suffolk, 
since the Year 1702." There is also a copy of this Poll in the Gough 
Collection, Bodl. Lib. 

"The Poll Taken at Ipswich, on August 10th, 1830. 

870. (Brit. Mus.) 

County of Suffolk J Eastern Division. 

The Poll Book taken Dec. 17 and 18, 1832. 8vo. (Brit. Mus.) 

The Poll Book t^ken January 13 & 14, 1835. 8vo. 

Halesworth (Brit. Mus.) 

The Poll taken July 12 «fe 13, 1841. 12o. (Brit. Mus.) 

County of Suffolk^ Westtni Division. 

The Poll Book December 21 and 22, 1832. 8vo. Bury. 

[1832.] (Brit Mus.) 

Borough of Ipsufich. 
Copies of the printed Polls as follows : — 

1741, 1780 (Sept. 9). 8vo. Gough Collection, Bodl. Lib. 
There is a copy of the latter poll in the Library of the Incorporated 
Law Society. 

i 1784' (April 3), 1807 (May 5-6), 1818 (June 16—22), 
1820 (March 7—13), 1832 (Dec. 11—12), 1835 (Jan. 6—7), 

ll839 (July 13), 1841 (July 2), 1842 (August 16), 
1847 (July 30), 1852 (July 8), 1859 (April 30). 

(Brit. Mus. 

Bury St. JSdmuncTs. 

The Poll[s] taken 13th & 14th December, 1832, s. sh. fol. 

k January 6, 8 and 9, 1835. 16° (Brit. Mus.) 

Wymondham Church, Norfolk (Vol. iv., n.s., p. 383). — The little 
book on this Church referred to by Mr. Gerish is duly noted in my " Index 
to Norfolk Topography" (Index Soc. 1881, pp. xxix. 416 of the 
existence of which he may be unaware), but to the best of my knowledge 
it was never supplemented by any larger work on the Church. To those 
who use my book I must leave it to say whether we Norfolk people 
"are behind many Counties in this respect :" i.e., in having a Bibliography 
of Norfolk Topography. , I do not myself know of any work relating to 
any other County which goes more minutely into the ms. material of 


its Topography, and when the catalogue of Mr. Colman's library at 
Carrow Abbey is passed through the press (as I fully expect it will be 
by 1910) no other County will have so complete a catalogue of all its 
printed books, tracts, pamphlets, and leaflets. 

Frognal Housfy HampHead^ W. Walter Rye. 

Mr. Walter Rye's " Index " is simply invaluable ; a better arranged 
or more complete book of County Topography it would be diflBcult to 
find. We imagine the force of Mr. Gerish's remark rests in the words "up 
to date." It is now twelve years since Mr. Ryes' work appeared. It is 
an " Index to Suffolk Topography we so much need. Essex we believe 
is marching on, and has adopted an admirable scheme for a comprehensive 
work on its Bibliography. — Ed.] 


Gothic Architbctuuk. By E. Corroyer ; edited by Walter Anustron^. 
London: Seeley & Co. Limited.- Although written with a decided Gallic bia-s, this 
treatise, which mainly concerns itself with broad principles, forms an admirable 
hand-book of religious, monastic, military, and civil architecture. The examples are 
almost entirely confined to France, with here and there a casual refoi*ence to certain 
English Cathedrals, &c., where Gallic influence may bo strikingly discerned. 
AUuding to the ambiguity of the term Gothic, the writer ventures to re-name the 
architecture of the middle ages French McdicBcal Architecture. Such phraseology is 
not likely to satisfy English readers, and we should have been surprised had the 
Editor allowed the expressi(m to pass without taking exception to it. The illusti'ations 
are very choice, and the entire work furnishes the English student with an important 
aspect of Gothic architecture in the handiest form. 

Books in Chains and othkr Bibliogkaphical Papkils. By the late Wm. 
Blades. Loudon: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row.— As a volume of the Book 
Lover* 8 Library this selection of papers is intended as a companion to the same writer's 
Enemiei of Bookx. Useful and interesting as the miscellaneous papers forming the 
latter part of the volume undoubtedly are, we should have preferred a volume vvnolly 
devoted to the subject of Books in Chains. So many additional examj)les have coma 
to light that the main portion of the volume might have been advantageously 
. extended. This is no more than we had been led to look for, seeing that the late Mr. 
Blades in his preface to the first edition, intimated his intention of publishing & 
second and enlarged edition. The only East Anglian example of chained books no^ 
already alluded to in Mr. Gerish's notes (vide East AmjUnn, pp. 199, 200, &c), is that 
at Wiggenhall S. Mary, concerning which Mr. Gerish sends us further information. 

Studies by a in Oloistkr, Town, and Country. By Rev. Augustus 
Jessopp, D.D. London : T. Fisher Unwin. — Studies, need it be said of an excellent- 
order, two of which "Bury St. Edmund's" and "On the edge of the Norfolk Holy 
Land,'' originally delivered as lectures, may be said to possess points of special 
interest for East Anglians. The former paper is illustrated in the frontispiece to the 
volume, by a singularly clear reproduction of a plan drawing— really a bird's eye view 
of the Abbey before its suppression. Its serves to give a first rate idea of this grand 
foundation, glorious in the richness of its architecture and the extent of its domain. 
Dr. Jessopp's writing is equally a word picture, which makes the dead past to live. Of 
the " Norfolk Holjr Land ' it may be said, that the district within some thirty miles of 
Castle Acre, in which there once existed no less than nine imix>rtant religious houses, 
is the territory so denominated. The account relates the story of one or other of 
these foundations in the most delightful way. The opening chapter, St. Alban's and 
her Historian," gives a most vivid idea of English Monacuism as it existed in that 
important Benedictine house. ^ Dr. Jessopp is warmly eulogistic in his references ta 
the late Dr. Luard, who«»e critical edition of the Chronica Majora of Matthew Paris, 
alone entitles that assiduous worker to no stinted praise. The five other essays u{)oa 
subjects of more general interest, will not fail to furnish food for thought. 



No. V. 


A letter from Jane Thornhagh (afterwards married to Henry 
Pudsey of Langley, Co. Warwick, Esq.) daughter of Col. Francis 
Thornhagh, m.p., of Fen ton, Nottinghamshire, \Yho was slain at the 
battle of Preston, in 1648, to her brother-in-law Bmmpton Gurdon (son 
of Col. Brampton Gurdon, m.p., of Letton, Norfolk), who was married 
to Elizabeth Thornhagh in 1661. 

" My dearest brother, July the last 

Wee uterly dispared of hearin from you sine the plage broke 
oute by reson most caryers is prohibited goin to London. Wee are all 
in a grate deal of fear, it is so much spread a broude in the cuntry. 
thear wear a gentilman and his wife came from London with Mr. pouls 
dauter higdon to Mr. Shaus whear they had not been a week before 
thay both died and tow of thare childering. Sinse wee heard that tow 
of Mr. Shaus childerin is dead, thear is a hous shut up at Nottingam 
though as yet thear is no body dead in it. my prety Lady Chesterfeald 
is dead of it at welinburrough. I must say no more at this time by 
reson my Lady St. John and hir dayters are hear and command my 
atender. my granmother and hir dayters are hear allso. this is all but 
my dearist Loue to my sister and your self I am your servant to 
command my cosen will bambridg 
is maryed. Jane Thornhagh. 

Sins this wear wright Stevin buroug is comed h ether the plage 
being in severall plasis in cambridg so that wee fear that it will bee aa 
dangerous sendin that a way as by London." 

The letter is addressed 

" this for mr. brampton gurdon at Leton in Norfolk. 
Leve this with Norwich caryer to bee left at mr. burlingtons a 
groser in Norwich to bee sent as a boue directed. 3d. 

The pretty Lady Chesterfield mentioned was Lady Elizabeth Butler, 
daughter of the Duke of Ormonde, who was the second wife of Philip, 
second Earl of Chesterfield. By Lady St. John is probably meant Jane, 
only daughter of Sir William Blois of Cockfield Hall, by Jane, daughter 
of Sir Nathaniel Barnardiston. She married Sir Andrew St. John, who 
was first cousin to the writer of this letter, and great nephew to the 
first Earl of Bolingbroke. 

It may be observed that in the 17th century, elder sons do not 
appear to have been addressed as Esquire, during the lifetime of 
their fathers. In the Church Registers, children bom while the 
grandfather was alive, are entered as the children of Mr. and Mrs., after 
the death of the grandfather, as the children of esquire and madam. 




The writer of the following letter, Sir Thomas Gleaue, second Bart, 
of Hardwicke, was the son of Peter Gleane, m.p. for Norwich and for the 
county of Norfolk, who was created a baronet in 166 J. Sir Thomas' 
grandfather had been an eminent merchant in Norwich, and was 
knighted by James i., and his mother was daughter and co-heiress 
of Sir Edward Rodney, but Sir Thomas ruined his estate by his 
profuse extravagance. He married successively Miss Mapes and Miss 
Chamberlayne, but having no children was succeeded by his brother in 
the baronetcy, which became extinct in 1645. 

The letter is addressed 

" To the Honoured S>^ William Cooke Baronet, one of ye Knights 
of ye Shire for Norfolke these psent 

December 21«? 1698. 

from unfortunate Sr Thomas Gleane a close prisoner in the ffleet 
prison London ever since the 6th of July last in great misery and want 
and almost naked. 

Hono«i Sr 

Since Providence has blessed the County of Norfolke in you 
their Representative under these miseries I grone under I humbly 
present my necessitous condition to yr consideration I humbly conceive 
that my father's services for the county of Norfolke from my grandfathers 
death to his owne if not forgotten might claime a 20£ p annum Pension 
for his wanting child for his life But since the County has been pleased 
undeservedly by me to take it from me and give it to one Mr. Symonds 
(yt neither himselfe or any of his ancestors could ever pretend to these 
services for ye county yt my father has served them in) since yt time I 
am reduced to nakednesse and unparralell want and againe throwne into 
the ffleet prison where I have been ever since the sixth of July last, and 
many dayes together bread and water has been ye cheifest support of 
me my poore wife and two small children My humble Request to Sr 
Wm. Cooke is yt as I am his poore countryman yt he will be pleased to 
bestow his Charity upon me and that you will be pleased to send me 
some thing to buy mee some food withall by Mr. Charles Pain the 
Bearer who is a kindsman of old justice Gawsells of Shotsham and an 
honest poor Gentleman yt is very friendly to me in goeing to my friends 
for me during my confinement I beg of you deare Sr William for God 
Almighty's sake to send me something by the bearer I shall be thankful 
for any thing haveing eaten nothing since Monday nine of ye clock last : 
thus begging yr pardon for this Trouble and yt you would be pleased to 
tsend this letter downe inclosed in one on my behalfe to ye Sessions at 
Norwich to obtaine my pension againe else I must perish I will, if you 


be pleased to send me word if you will endeavour to gett it me, againe. 
send downe a petition to ye Bench next Sessions for yt purpose 
Humble Service is all else at present from 

Yr poore distressed naked and halfe starved Countryman and most 
obliged humble servt to comaud 


T. Gleane." 
Grundishurgh Hall. W. Brampton Gurdon. 



In Memory of | Stephen Kerridge Woodward | (the Elder) | who 
died May the 17th 1798 \ Aged 43 years. | Also of | Stephen Kerridge 
Woodward | (Son of • the above) who died Octr. the 17th 1810, | aged 
23 years. Also of Thomas Syer Woodward (Son of the above) who 
was a Lieutenant in the Regiment of Foot and was Killed in the 
Battle of Bladensbourg in North America on the 24th of August 1814. 
In the 25th Year of his Age. 

In Memory of Elizabeth Swallow | of Chattisham Widow | Who 
departed this life | the fourth Day of June | in the year of our Lord | 
1762 aged 40 years. 

In memory of [ Katharine West Relict of | Edward West Tobacconist 

I and Citizen of London | who departed this life | the 15th March 

1744 I aged 78 years. Also of Katharine | the only Daughter of the 

above | Edward and Katharine | West | Who died the 24th June 1763 

I aged 58 years. 

Audoenus Stocktonus | Cicentrensis a.m. Theologus ver^ Evangelicus 

I In Scripturis Apollos | In Concione Barnabas | Hominum Piscator \ 

avidus Felixq | Quoad | Fidei 6p6oBo£iav \ Cultus puritatem | Yitiod 

Integritatem | Laboris patientiam | Morum mansuetudinem | Familioss 

Regimen | Caritatis Exercitium | Pacis Studium | Tum Clero Tum Plebi 

I Singulare exemplum | Relictis Sub hoc marmore exuviis | Spiritu 

graticB et pacis plenus | Desideratus | P^s ovibus defletus | deflendus 

I Hinc Bursum migravit 

. iEtat Suoe 61 

^""^ ^t Christ 1680. 

Sub eodem marmore inhumata jacet | Elionora Stockton ejusdem 
Audoeni | jampridem uxor | Mulier prisca Fide, et Praxi vere Xtiana | 
Ad pietatis omnia charitatisq. Officia | usque Parata. Oh (sic) Y. Non. 
May An<> Mrce Xtianoe mdccxii | mt. lx^sxy. I.8.B.R.* 

* Can anyone give a clue to the meaning of theae initial letters ! 


Here lyeth the body of John Bennett bonie in this town who lyved 
a Godlie and virtvova life therein by the space of Ixxx yeares and more 
and dyed in y« fayth of Christ y« xxvi day of Decemb' 1608 and left 2 
soiles John and Thomas booth then lyvinge. 

Hoc in Sepulchre mortal itatis exvvias | Deposuit Daniel Meadowe | 
Natus apud Rushmore ann® Salutis 1577 | Denat' apud Chatsam anno 
iEtatis 74 | Dum Coelum evolat festinus Spiritus | Cecidit hoec Toga 
Corporis | Quam mox Elisa Conjux Sustulit { £t hac in cista cotididit | 
Septemb. 7o. 1651. 

Thomas Warren a.m. ab anno 1725 I ad annum 1770 hujus 
parochioe Pastor | saltem fidelis | Nee vitiis, nee virtutibus, (ita spero 
quidem) omnino carui.* j Sed quails fui, Si quis percontator Malevolus | 
ab Lare suo incipiat, et suprema Dies | Ovibus quae segregat Hircos 
I Quum coram apud Christi Tribunal Conferemus | aperte indicabit. j 
Quo die I ! Ens Entium (Tria in Uno) 

miserere | animse mese Amen. Obiit Apr. 8. 1770. itatis suob 68.* 
In Memory of | William Flacke Gent: who let it suffice to say lieth 
very near this place in the Chancel, between the Hall pew and the 
Vicar's. He died Dec^f y« 12th 1766 aged 72 yeare. 


In Memory of Barnaby Sou of | William Flacke | of Chattisham 
Gent: | and Katherine his Wife | who departed this life | the 7th of 
July 1751 aged 22 years. | He was a DutifuU Son | and a Loving 


Of Katheriue | late Wife of | Will°^ Flacke Gent: | Who died the 
17th Dec. 1759 | aged 68 years. 


M. Margaret Flacke j daughter of | William and | Catharine 
Flacke | died 25th January 1810 j aged 86 years. 

There is what seems to be an inverted stone of a brass or perhaps 
an altar stone nearly covered with inscriptions to the memory of 
children or relations of Owen Stockton, but barely to be deciphered, the 
surface of the stone having perished from being trodden upon and also 
from damp. 

Is anything known of Owen Stockton ? I believe he belonged to 
the Puritan party; also Daniel Meadowe. If anything is known of 
their history, perhaps readers would c^ontribute some notes. The 
Meadowe family I am told were influential and migrated to Witnesbam 
from this parish. 

H. A. W. 
* On the stone this word is earui. 



There are some interesting particulars relating to Owen Stockton, 
in a scarce little book, " The true Dignity of St. Paul's Elder, exemplified 
in the life of that Reverend, Holy, Zealous, and Faithful Servant, and 
Minister of Jesus Christ, Mr. Owen Stockton, m.a., sometime Fellow of 
Gonville and Caius CoUedge in Cambridge, and afterwards preacher of 
God's word at Colchester in Essex, with a Collection of his observations, 
experiences, and evidences recorded by his own hand. To which is added 
his Funeral Sermon by John Fairfax, m.a., sometime Fellow of c.c.c. in c. 
and afterwards Rector of Barking in Suffolk. London : Printed by 
H. H. for Tho. Parkhurst at the Sign of the Bible and Three Crowns, 
at the lower end of Cheapside, 1681." The "Epistle Dedicatory" is to 
" the Worthily Honoured and Eminently Religious, the Lady Brook of 
Cockfield Hall in Suffolk." We learn that Mr. Owen Stockton was bom 
at Chichester, May 1630, his father being a Prebendary of the Cathedral 
Church. His mother, " of the family of Tilees in Cambridgeshire," being 
left a widow, returned with her children and settled at Ely, her son 
Owen being educated at the Grammar School under Mr. Hitches. At 
the age of 16 he was admitted into Christ's College, Cambridge. In 
1651 he became Fellow of Caius and subsequently Steward and 
Catechist. He frequently preached in the villages around Cambridge, 
also in Suffolk, Essex, and Huntingdonshire, besides taking a weekly 
lecture at St. Andrew's Church in Cambridge. He afterwards accepted 
the post of Town Lecturer at Colchester, and so continued until the 
Act of Uniformity obliged him to desist. Consequent on the breaking 
out of the Plague on Aug. 25, 1665, he removed his family to 
Ckattisham in Suffolk^ about 12 miles distant from Colchester, For his 
instruction he particularly is said to have observed some passages in his 
private reading of Holy Scripture (Ez. xxxvii.), not to question his 
call to Chattisham, "though it should be a dry place." The people at 

Chattisham paid him " respect and honour indulged him the 

liberty of private preaching The Minister of the Parish having 

another Cure by reason whereof he could attend this at Chattisham but 
once a fortnight, did in his absence not only willingly but thankfully 
indulge Mr. Stockton the liberty of his Pulpit. And having a very 
small maintenance, and some burdens lying heavy upon him, which 
after a few years, made his residence there very uneasie to him, he 
deserted his charge, and left this flock to shift for themselves. Where 
upon at the request of the people, Mr. Stockton frequently supplied 
that vacancy." He subsequently laboured at Ipswich, Colchester, 
Manningtree, White Colne, and elsewhere in the neighbourhood. He 
died of a fever, September 10th, 1680. 


22 the east a276uan; or, 

The Folk Lore of Norfolk. * Legends and Traditions relating 
TO THE County. (Vol. iv., p. 378 — 380). — The following are instances of 
Place Legends and Traditions which have come before my notice since 
those given in the December issue : — 

Ashwelthorpe : Legend of the " Magic Oak " at the Hall. 
Caistor : Phantom Coach and Coachman at. 
Mannington : Spectre seen at the Hall. 
Norwich : Phantom Horseman at Bishop's Gate. 
Pulham Market : (Same as Caistor). 
Rainthorpe : (Same as Ashwelthorpe). 
Trowse Newton : Spectre of Gideon Grimbone and others. 
(Place unknown) The " Lost (wicked) Village." 

W. B. Gerish. 


In Palmer's Pei-histration of Yarmouth (Vol. L, p. 153, c/I 
Vol. II., p. 288), Sir Thomas Medowe of Yarmouth, Kut, is said to have 
been a grandson of William and Grisell Medowe of Witnesham Hall^ 
Co. Suffolk. This needs correction. Sir Thomas was the son of 
Thomas Medowe of Yarmouth, gent., who made will p.c.c. Aylett, 
May 18, probt. Octr. 13, 1654 ; and grandson of Thomas Medowe of 
Yarmouth, gent., "Burgess & Alderman," who made will 3 Sepr., 
21 Jas., probt. Feby. 14, 1625. Sir Thomas married Anne, dr. and 

coh. of Muriel, and grand-dr. of Francis Muriel of Bardwell, Co. 

Suffolk, by whom he left issue three surviving daughters only. His- 
eldest daughter, Anne, was bap. at Bardwell, Augt. 3, 1654. On the 
other hand, William Medowe of Coddenham, afterwards of Witneaham 
Hall (d. January 19, 1637, a3t. 78) — eldest son of William Medowe of 
Rushmere, yeoman (who made will Arch. Suff., Augt. 24, probt. Octr. 22, 
1580), by Margaret, his wife — married Grysell, dr. of John (woe William) 
Mynter of Witnesham Hall, yeoman (will Arch. Suff., Sepr. 2, probt. 
Deer. 3, 1614), and had with other issue an eldest surviving son, 
Thomas Medowe, afterwards of Pippes iu Coddenham. He married 
(1) Elizabeth, dr. of John Lea of Coddenham, gent., and relict of 
Barnabas Blomfield of Stonham Aspal, gent., and by her had with other 
issue a son, Thomas Medowe, bap. at Coddenham, May 11, 1624. He 
married Margaret, dr. of William Fiske of Norton, gent, and by her 
had with other issue a son, Thomas, bap. at Coddenham, June 4, 1654. 
The note at bottom of p. 288, Vol. ii., also needs correcting. Johu 
Medows Theobald of Claydon Hall, was desceuded from Ralph Meadowe 
of Henley Hall (a younger son of Wm. Meadowe and Gryssell Mynter)^ 
by Mary, dr. of Robert Denny of Stonham Parva, and was not a 
descendant of Daniel Meadowe of Chattisham, who was ancestor 
amongst othei-s of the Earls Manvers. 


I believe all the existing pedigrees erroneously regard the 
Coddenham and Yarmouth families as identical, when evidently they 
are distinct, though possibly derived from a common origin. 

Henley Vicarage, Wm. C. Pearson. 


The Register Books of Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials for the 
parish of Hep worth, Suffolk, previous to the year 1688 are missing. 
There are, however, in the parish chest a copy of the entries for the 
years 1565 to 1569 written on three small loose pieces of paper, the 
last of which is signed by Gyles Ruste and Thomas Abbott, the Church- 
wardens for 1569. These papers contain the following entries : — 

Thb Rkgister ( Beginning at Michaelmas anno 1565 until thys day the 

OK Hkpworth. J 26th day of April. 

Item Anys Weths ve dawther unto John Weths was crystenyd the 29th day of Nov. 1565. 

Item Stephyn Barker hy» son Jonathan was c^stenyd the 27th day of January 1565. 

Item Amy Fyllot dowther unto HaynoUet Fyllot was crystenyd tlie 12th day of 

Febv. 1565. 
Item John Gawys son unto Robert Gawys was crystenyd the 3rd day of March 1565. 
Item Edward Baker son unto Robert Baker was crystenyd the last day of October 156(> 
Item Wyllym Whynlove 8<m unto Edmund Whynlove was crystenyd the 24th day of 

February 15I56. 
Item Ann Abott dowther unto Thomas Abott was crystenyd the 24th day of Feby. 1.566. 
Item Crystyan Brondasch Dowther unto Wyllym Brondasch was crystynyd the Ist of 

Apryll 1567. 

[On Back of same paper] 
Iteui John Whynlove deceased the 23rd day of ... . ano 1565. 
Item Ann Wh3mIove deceased the 8th day of November 1565. 
Item John Baker deceased the 13ih day of March 1565. 
Item Amy 8 Kyi borne deceased the 8th day of April 1566.. 
Item Mr. Robert Barker deceased the day of August 1566. 

As for Marryings there was none in all thys timu. 

[The teeond paper] 

Rkoistkr in Hrppworthr anno 1568. 
Item primas Maria Gawis the dauG^hter of Robert Gawys and Christian his wife waa 
christened the 4th of April. 
John Claves the son of Edmund Claves & Jone his wife was christened the 11th 

of April. 
James Fuller the son of John Fuller & Elizabeth his wife was christened the 16th 

of May. 
Peter Baker the son of Robt. Baker & Jane his wife was christened the 5th of August. 
Isabell Rust the daughter of John Rust & Annabell his wyfe was christened the 

11th day of Sept. 
[iUeffible] Reeve the daughter of John Reeve & Alys his wife was christened on 
the 23rd day of January 

Antone Marsh and Jone Reve was married the 11th of October 
Robert Baker the elder was buried the 11th day of August 
[The third Paper.] 

Christkning & Marriage and Bcrti.ngs had in Hepworth ano. 1569. 
Valstyns Burdyshe the son of Willm. Burdishe & Jone hys wyfe was christened 
the 8th day of May. 

24 THE EAST anolian; or, 

Maria Habbott the daughter of Thomas Abbott and Agnee his wife was christened 
the 24th day of July. 

Phyllyp Sharpyn the son of Robert Sharpy & Amadry his wife was chrystened 
the 7th day of Aiigust. 

Eliyabeth Drewe the daughter of John Drew & Alice his wife was chrystened the 
19th day of October. 
Mam'iages none. 

George [iltefjiblc] was buried the 28th of October. 
Thomas Knoppwood was buried the 12th day of 

T^il^AbboU } Ckurckv>am<n» 

From Davy's mss. at the British Museum I have also obtained the 
following extracts from the missing register of the Parish of Hepworth. 

** The begbstkb Booke of all Marrbgrs Christenings & Burials happnd wfthin 
THE Town aforkhaid from the year op our Lord God 1501. 

Johes Drewe filius John Drewe bapt. erat 24 Apl. An. Dni 1561. 
1572 Arkenwald Martin duxit uxorem Aquetum Reve Noo. die Januarii. 
1587 Anne daughter of Richard Simrle Kector baptised 7 March. 
1597 Mary daughter of Richard Sjwrle Rector baptised ult. Keby. 
1612 Thomas Artyn son of Francis sepult 11 Octr. 

1617 Ann Sporle nlia Rich. S{X)rle Clerici et Anna sepult 29 Deer. 

1621 Rich. Sporle Clericus sept. 4 March. 
1627 Robert Shepherd a.m. de Hepworth Rector, duxit uxorem Annam Rust 27 Maij. 

Rtibert Shepherd their Son was baptised 27th Sept & Ann the wfe of Robert 
Shepherd the Rector buried the next day. 
1640 to 1660 only one or two renRtered. 
1672 RobertuH Shephard a.m. clericus de Hepworth Rector Sepult. 5th MartiL 

1683 Joh'nes Warren cPcus uxorum duxit Mariam Femeley Martii 27th. 

1684 John their son bapt. 27 Junii. 

Thos. Tindal Methold. 

Part VIII. (Vol. xil— 1769.) 

Feb. a Subscription was set on foot at Cambridge for a poor 
clergyman, at Brandon in Suffolk, who by two wives htis had 28 children, 
and whose income is £65 a year, for the service of two churches, nine 
miles apart and the teaching a free school besides. 

Mar. a letter from Norwich takes notice that 170 pereons in the 
neighbourhood of that city had been inoculated by Mr. Chapman, a 
farrier and blacksmith, not one of whom had been in the least danger. 

July 16. A most violent storm of thunder and lightning and hail 
happened in the Isle of Ely by which eight farmers only are said to have 

sustained damage in their crops to the amount of £3,000 no storm 

ever appeared so destructive and terrible in those parts. 

Aug. a farmer named William Adams of Granchester, in Cam- 
bridgeshire was bound over to the quarter sessions by the humanity of 
the Rev. Dr. Plumtree for forcing Phoebe Haly a poor woman of 
Caldecot into the water to prove her a witch and otherwise maltreating 


Sept. Married, Mr. Balsk, at Stratford, in Essex, aged 73, to Miss 
Hannah Spencer, aged 18 : this is his third wife within these twelve months. 

VoT^ xiiL— 1770. 

Jan. 20. This evening at five o'clock died Right Hon. Charles 
Yorke, Lord Morden, Bixron of Morden in the County of Cambridge, and 
Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, in the 48th year of his age. He was 
son to the late Lord Chancellor, the Earl of Hard wick ; and had enjoyed 
his place for so short a time that the patent for his peerage could not 
have been made out. His eminent abilities are well known. It is said 
his Lordship's denth was occasioned by the bursting of a blood vessel. 

Feb. Died at Hollingbury in Essex, Mr. William Salmon, aged 84 ', 
he had married ten wives, the last one of whom survives. 

June 15. A terrible fire broke out at Foulsham, a market town 
in Norfolk, occasioned (as supposed) by a person throwing some hot 
woodashes on a dunghill adjoining an old thatched stable, the weather 
being dry and windy, 14 houses were entirely consumed ; the church, 
chancel, and steeple were demolished, leaving only the bare walls 
standing. The flames raged so fierce and rapid that many of the poor 
sufferers lost their all, to their inconceivable distress. The damage 
cannot yet be computed, but is supposed to amount to some thousands 
of pounds, exclusive of the church. Sir Edward Astley's and Mr. 
Milles's engines came just time enough to stop the fire at Mr. Quarles's, 
or the whole town it is thought must have suffered, being mostly 
thatched buildings. 

Aug. At Norfolk Assizes, James Frith for entering his mistress's 
bedchamber in the night and stealing thereout a trunk with £140 in 
it, was tried and found guilty of the theft but acquitted of the burglary. 
He is to be transported for seven years 

Under this date is given an account of an extraordinary action 
brought at Chelmsford Assizes by a Mr. Dines of Althorn against an 
inhabitant of Margaret Roothing, who, it was alleged, promised to give 
the plaintiff, his son-in-law, the sum of £500 upon the .birth of his first 
child. The action resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff. 

October 1. The freedom of King's Lynn in Norfolk was presented 
to John Wilkes, Esq., for his constitutional, spirited, and uniform 
conduct in support of the liberties of this country. 

Chatnbd Books in East Anglian Churches (Vol. iv., p. 199 — 201), 
Ac. — In the article (p. 199 — 201), I omitted to specify the following: viz., 
Wiggenhall, St. Mary the Virgin. In Notes arid Queries for 1853, 
W.D.B. states : — "In this church the following books may be seen fastened 
by chains to a wooden desk in the chancel : — Fox's Book of Martyrs, in 
3 Vols., all chained to the same staple. Book of Homilies, The Holy 
Bible, The Works of Bishop Jewel, in 1 Vol. The title pages are lost 
from all ; in other respects they are in a fair state of preservation." 


Visiting this fine old marshland Church recently (September 9th^ 
1892), with the Norfolk and Norwich Archeeological Society, I could only 
find the first and last of the foregoing, which were placed on a ledge in 
the chancel. On the upper side of the 3 Vols, of The Book of Martyrs 
was ri vetted a small brass plate (about 4 J" x l^"} containing the 
following inscription : — " The Booke of Martyra in three volumes | given 
to the Church of Wigg*^i S. Maries | by William Westbrooke Sen' [ 
Richard Harwicke and Matthew Brooke | Anno Domini | 1633." I 

I wrote to the Vicar (the Revd. H. J. Halls) respecting the missing 

books, who in reply said : — " That with the exception of the Book 

of Homilies they are all in existence tho' in a very dilapidated condition. 
The Holy Bible I always keep at the Vicarage in order to preserve it 
from damp. On the day of the Archeeologists' visit I placed it upon the 
Lectern for inspection. It is in a better state than the other Books 
altho* there are several pages missing from the beginning and the end." 

" So far as I can make out this Book has never been chained as I 
see no marks upon the covers. The wooden desk to which you refer^ 
was 1 presume removed when the Holy Table was placed in the chancel,, 
at all events no trace of it now remains.'' 

W. B. Gerish. 

Slabs in Nave. 

" Beneath | this Stone lieth the Body | of Thomas Carter Gent. | 
who departed this Life | on the 1*> day of Oct*". 1792. Aged 59 years. '*■ 

" In Memory of | John Carter Esq™ | who departed this Life 1 on 
the SQtfi of December 1798. | Aged 66 years." 

" Here lies the Body | of Thomas Carter | son of Richai*d Carter 
Gent. I who died y? 8. of April 1769. | Aged 75 yeai-s." 

"Also of Mary ye wife of M^ Thomas Carter Gent, j who died ye 
16. of March 1782 | Aged 79 years." 

" In Memor}^* of Mrs. Grace Carter | wife of Richard Carter Gent. [ 
who departed this Life Oct^ 3^? | 1761 | Aged 88 years." 

" Also of Mary Carter daughter | of Thomas Carter Gent and | 
grand-daughter of | the above. She | departed this Life the 5^!^ May [ 
1762 I Aged 36 years." 

" In memory of | Richard Carter Gent. | who departed this Life | 
ye 10 day of July 1723 \ Aged 73 years." 

"Also of John Carter Gent. | son of the above Richard Carter | 
who departeil this life | April ye 1, 1784, | Aged 82 years." 

"Richard Carter gentleman | died Novr. ye 6, 1787. Aged 12 years. "^ 

" In memory of Richard Carter Gent. | who departed this Life | ye 
IX of April M.D.ccLViii. Aged lxxi years." 


" Also Martha his wife | who departed this Life | je xxix of Jany. 
KDOCLXxvi Aged lxxiv years." 

Tablet at West End of North Wall. 

" Sacred | to the memory of | John Carter Esqre. | son of Richard 
<fc Martha Carter | who died Deer. 30, 1798. | Aged sixty-six Years. 
This monument is gratefully inscribed by his Executrix." 

Arms ; Carter ; Arg. a chevron between three Catherine-wheels sa. 

Crest ; A talbot sejant Or. supporting with dexter fore-paw a 
Catherine-wheel sa. 

Tablets in the Chancel. 

" Sacred | to the memory of | John Carter Esquire | of this Parish 
] For many years magistrate | <k Deputy-Lieutenant | of the County of 
Norfolk I Died October 16th 1847. Aged 52." 

"And Mary Ann his wife | Died Deer. 2l8t 1847. Aged 51." 

"Also I John Thomas | eldest son of the above | who died Sepr. 8, 
1833. I Aged 9 years." 

Arms ; Carter, per pale Arg. and Azure a chevron between three 
Catherine-wheels all counter-charged — impaling 1 and 4. Tyssen Or. 
on a chevron Az. between 3 French marigolds slipped proper, two Lions 
passant respecting each other of the first — 2 and 3. Amheret Gules 
3 tilting spears erect 2 «fe 1 or. 

" Sacred | to the memory of | William Marcon Carter | Lieutenant 
of her Majesty's | 5*^ Fusiliers | who was severely wounded | whilst 
gallantly fighting | before the Walls of Lucknow | Sepr. 27^^ <fc died 
Octr. 18*?* 1857. | in the 32"^ year of his age. | Universally respected & 

Arms ; Carter as above. 

" Sacred | to the memory of | Thomas Harvey Esquire many years 
I a respected resident in the Parish of Northwold | & Deputy 
Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk | He departed this Life on 18*f* 
July 1840. Aged 79 years." 

"Also of Hannah his wife who survived her husband 9 years | & 
died on the 20*? June 1849. Aged 88 years." 

"This Tablet was raised to perpetuate their memory | by their 
grateful «k affectionate niece Catherine Langham, who died Feby. 2°? 
1875. Aged 83." 

Arms ; Harvey Or on a chief indented Gu. 3 crescents ermine^ 
impaling Kenton sa. a fesse ermine in chief four trefoils slipped Arg. in 
base 3 demi-spears erect gu. armed of the third. 

"Sacred to the memory of | Mary Harcourt eldest daughter | of 


the late | Rear-Admiral Manby | & Judith his wife | Bom in this Parish 
19*^ Deer. 1810 | And married first | to the Baron de Flassons | who 
died July 1831 | <fe secondly in 1836 | to Sir Cavendish Stewart 
Rumbold Bart. | She departed this life at Norwich | on the 9^ of May 
1850 j much beloved & deeply lamented | by all who knew her. | This 
monument is raised to her memory | as a tribute of affection <& sincere 
regret | b}^ her afflicted sister." 

Arms ; Rumbold or on a chevron gu. 3 cinquefoils Arg. a canton 
of the second charged with a Leopard's face of the field — impaling 1 
and 4. Manby Arg. a Lion ramp. sa. within an oile of lillies gu. a 
canton of the last — 2. and 3. Rhodes Arg. a Lion pass, guard, gu. 
between 2 acorns az. within two bendlets ermines — over all an 
inescutcheon .... Sa. on a chevron ... 3 lilies f . . . between as many 
demi Lions ramp .... 

Tombs in the Ohubchtabd. 
" Beneath this arch lies interred | Martha the wife of Saml. Rosher 
Gent. I Daughter of Martha & Richard Carter Gent. | She departed 
this Life ye 27 of Octr. 1796. Aged 69 years." 

"In Memory of | Charles Carter Esquire | Bom March II*? 1829 | 
Died Feby 7*? 1877." 

Henley Vicarage. Wm. C. Pbabson. 


The following papers, bill of &ale, and inventory have been found 
amongst other documents here and may be of interest as affording an 
example of a parochial legal instrument^ as well as indicating the 
contents of a labourer's cottage at the close of the 1 7th century. 
Batt/esderiy Bury St JSdmunfTs, J. R. Olorbnshaw, 

Memorandum I Hannahsterce Chaple of Ratlesden in the County 
of Suff*^ Spinster ffor & in Consideration of the Sume of Eighteeue 
Shillings & Sixpence of good & lawfull money of England to me in hand 
paid by Walter Clopton of the same Towne & County above sd Rector : 
Whereof I do acknowledge the Receipt here of & my selfe therewith 
ffully sattisfied & in Behalfe of Abraham Chaple my husband hath 
Bargened sold and delivered : & by these presents & according to due 
forme of Law doth Bargain sell & deliver unto y® Above Sd Walter 
Clopton Rector : being a Trusttee for y® Churchwardens Overseers & the 
rest of the Inhabitents of the s^ Ratlesden In behalfe of my sd husband 
all my sd houshold Stuff Implements and all things Whatsoever of 
what kinde or property soever the same be or can be found within the 
Relm of England to have hold take use dispose of & Injoy all my 
sd goods household Stuff & Impliments <k all other the premises affore 


8d unto Jo 8d Walter Clopton or his Assignes from henceforth «fc for ever : 
Without any manner of claime challeng or demand Whatsoever or by 
any person or p^'sons whatsoever; & I the s*^ Hannahsterce Chaple do 
for my selfe & in behalfe of my said husband put ye s*^ Mr. Clopton in 
full possession by the delivery of one brass Skillett which is in part of 
the affore sd Bargened p^'emises as by one Invitorie doth more ffully 
appeare bearing date even With these presents In Wittness whereof I 
hath hereunto put & subscribed my hand & scale for my selfe also in 
behalfe of my s^ husband this 7 day of ffeb Anno Domi 169| | 
Sigillat et deliberat The Marke of 

in p'sentia Hannasteice tJ Chaple. 

Roger ^ Dix his Marke 
Tho. Poole 

An Invintorib of the goods of Abraham Chaple of Ratlesden 
Labourer taken by Stephen Moore & Robt. Martin Say weaver this 7 day 
of ffeb 169f I 

Imprimis one hake one payer of Cobb Irons 

Itm one payer of tonges one fyerpan 2 speets 

Itm one frying Pann one Warming pann 

Itm 2 hand irons one boyling pott 

Itm one Skillet one Spinning wheele 

Itm one Cubbard one beed and bedstedle 

Itm one table one reele 2 chayers 

Itm one kneeding trough one Vessell 

Itm 2 hutches one table I great chaier 

Itm one hook one hatchett one box 

Itm one grediron one flesh fork 2 payles 

Itm one Cabemett one Ale stoole 2 Sigghs tax & firrell (?) one 
Dresser one Tunnell 

Itm one Spade 


The Names of sQch psons in ye pish of Westerfield as have been confirmed 
inserted heer by ye comand of ye R : Reverend father in God Math : Lo : Bishop of 
yis Diocesee 

Au^st ye 14 Ao Dni 1636. 
Thomas Geaat John Buckenham 

Elizabeth Geast Margaret Ede 

John Lilly Hanna Tunkes 

Thomas Buckenham 
The Names of suoh persons who were confirmed at the Episcopal visitation of 
Wm. ffloyd Bishop of Norwich at his visitation Aprill 1686. 

Thomas Wood Mary Woody 

Joseph Woody Wm Curtis 

Samll Collett John Raffe 

John Everard Anne Woolner 

Wm. Richardson 
* Extracted from the Regrister Books. 


The names of ye Persons were Con6rmed by William Lord Bishop of Norwich 
(Dr. Baker) at his Primary Visitation holden at Stowmarket on June 9, 1729, are as 
foUoweth viz. 

Susanna Woodward Elizabeth Bacon John Minter 

Mary Harper Deborah Turner John Turner 

Robert Harper 
The names of the persons who were confirmed by Robert Lord BLihop of Norwich 
(Dr Butts) at his Primary Visitation holden at Stowmarket on June 14, 1736, are a^ 
tolloweth viz. 

Miss Femley Hannah Minter George Morgan 

Frances Alexander John Pissey Thomas Turner 

Sarah Laws Susan Pissey Martha Smith 

Mary Scrivener Thomas Howe Jane Harper 

Edmund Minter Sarah Howe Francis Miles 

Elisabeth Minter Elisabeth Howe James Davie 

Dr. Gooche. None of ys Parish were confirmed at his Primary Visitation holden 
at Stowmarket on June 26, 1740. 

The Names of ye Persons who were confirmed by ye Right Revd. Thomas Low, 
Bishop of Norwich, at his Ordinary Visitation holden at Stowmarket on June 20, 1747. 
Elizabeth Lord Sarah Harvey Mary Hayward 

Sarah Alexander Sarah Missel 

The names of ye Persons yt were confirmed by Fhip, Lord Bishop of Norwich, 
At his Primary Visitation holden at Stowmarket June 3, 1763. 

Mary rotter John Medows Ann Buck 

Ann Morgan Samuel Rands Susan Burcham 

Mary Rands Robert Dale Thomas Rainbird 

Thomas Leather Peter Saveale Catherine Reynolds 

Henley Vicarage. Wm. C. Pearson. 


Scott of Norwich and Ipswich. — Can any reader of the East Anglian 
inform me (1) what was the maiden name of Susannah, the wife of one 
John Scott (he died in 1798 or 1796), merchant of Norwich, and all 
about her ? J. S. was the son (the third I think) of Rev. Thomas Scott, 
who was for many years (1709 — 1746) Minister at the old Meeting 
House, Norwich. Thomas Scott was the early tutor and life-long friend 
of the well-known Dr. Doddridge, He was born 1680 and died 1746. 
I have some interesting details respecting him and his talented daughter, 
Eliz. Scott Thomas Scott was the son of an " eminent merchant " of 
London, of the family of Scott of Stortford and Little Hadham in Herts, 
which claims descent from the old Essex family of Scott of Stapleford- 
Tawny, Chigwell, and Brentford. 

I should be glad to learn something of Elisha de Hague (or 
Dehague) Town clerk of Norwich at the end of last century. I fancy 
he married John Scott's daughter. 

Is anything known of the wife and family (there was certainly one 
son) of Thomas Scott, Unitarian Minister of Ipswich, the son of the 
before mentioned Thomas Scott of Nontnch? He was bom I believe in 
1705, and died in 1775 at Hapten. He wrote several works, including a 
poem in verse, entitled " Instructions by a Father to his Son." Who was 
this son ? Was he the Thomas Nichol Scott who died at Ipswich in 1804 ? 
£, Garden Court Temple^ JS,C. Hardingb F. Gipfard. 


Scott. — I am desirous of learning the maiden name of Thomas 
Scott's wife. Mr. Scott was appointed Minister of the Old Meeting 
House, Norwich, in 1709. He came from Hitchin in Herts., and must 
have been married prior to his settlement in Norwich, as some of his 
children were born before that date. 

Belle Vue i?2>, Norwich. Wm. Vincent. 

The Tkrmination " Grave " in Place Names. Ancient Barrows. — 
I should be glad to know the meaning of grave in the case of Gedgrave, 
Hargrave, Hengrave, Kesgrave, Palgrave, and Redgrave. I should 
suppose that an ancient ban*ow is intended, but I am not aware of a 
barrow existuig in any of the above places. 1 find Hargrave in 
Northamptonshire and Cheshire as well as in Suffolk. These are like 
other cases of this termination. Youlgreave in Derbyshire may be 
likely one of these. 

Some years ago, in digging for gravels in a low lying pasture in 
this parish) several cinerary urns were unearthed, on the same spot some 
more urns were discovered about two or three years ago. They were 
cylindrical in form, having no attempt at ornamentation, and so friable 
that they fell to pieces on being handled. The late Mr. H. Prigg 
pronounced them to be of British origin, and dating probably 200 a.o. 
This year a larger and finer urn has been dug out, having a curved out- 
line and encircled with a ring of thumb marks. It has, however, fallen 
to pieces, and I fear cannot be restored. A flint knife was found on the 
spot in 1889. 

Honington Rectory, W. M. Hind. 

Burton op Great Yarmouth. — Can anyone tell me about the 
Burton's, timber merchants of Yarmouth ? Were these merchants (they 
purchased the Caistor property last century) descended from the Sir John 
Burton, who was member for Yarmouth in 1701 ? 

H. F, G. 


"DuNWiCH Roses" (p. 13).— The flower, locally called "The 
Dunwich Rose," supposed by some to be peculiar to the neighbourhood 
of Dunwich, is more generally known as the Burnet Rose, and is 
sometimes called the Scotch Rose. The stem is furnished with many 
straight prickles, the leaflets are small, nearly round, and the flowers 
are large, their colour being midway between pure white and primrose. 
It is by no means uncommon. It occurs more usually on sandy heaths 
by the seaside ; but occasionally inland. 
Honington Rectory, W. M. Hind. 



Essex: Highways, Byways, and Waterways. Skcond Series. Written and 
Illustrated by C. K. B. Barrett. London : Lawrence and Bullen. — The second series, 
which we learn was in hand before the completion of the former volume, concerns itself 
mainly with the villages of Essex, and the old manor houses in particular. The choice 
little oits, such as the carvitigs on wood beams, panels, corner posts, scutcheons, door 
handles, and ancient iron work, &c., together with piscinas, bosses, and other objects of 
interest in parinh churches, too often sUghted, are really very attractive, and not a few 
things are in this way we may suppose, rescued from oblivion. Mr. Barrett has evidently 
an eye for thintrs reputed small, not by any means to the exclusion of those more generally 
esteemed, and in this we conceive lay one of the many claims of his books. Of ascertained 
facts we have well-nigh everything worth recountmg, while few will turn over these 
pages without meeting with matters with which they had no previous acquaintance. 
St. Osyth has a chapter to itself, as it deserves, but the etching of the gate-house is 
decidedly ** stiff," g^i^ing the idea of having been worked up from an engraving which 
has been too faithfully f()llowed. But where all is so good it savours of hyper-criticism 
to find fault. There is no evidence of undue haste in publication, on the contrary the 
work is thoroughly well done from beginning to end, and is fully entitled to stand bjr the 
side of the first series. In point of interest it may, we think, even claim superiority. 

Mkhleval Lore: An Epitohk of the Science, Gkooraphy, Animal and 
Plant Folk Lore, and Myths op the Middle Ages. Being classified gleanings from 
Bartholomew Anglicus on the Properties of Things. Edited by Rf>bert Steele, with 
a Preface by Wm. Morris. London : Elliot Stock. — Bartholomew, an English 
iFranciscnn who lived ui the middle of the 13th century, wrote his great work in 
Latin, with the object of explaining commonly received allusions to nafural objects. 
It became one of the most popular Dooks of the middle ages, and subsequent to the 
invention of printing was widely dispersed, chiefly by means of translations. The 
English translation was made in 1397, and in this dress wc possess a book which in 
style and matter has a peculiar interest. The use made of the book by subsequent 
writers, notably during the Elizabethan period, is in itself a testimony of its 
importance. The edition used in this compilation is that of Berthelet, 1535, with the 
spelling modernized, to which a short but useful glossary is added. Bartholomew- 
has been credited with a Suffolk origin, it being supposed he was of the Glanville's 
{cir. 13i>0), at any rate this was the current belief in the 16th century, to which, 
however. Miss Toulmin Smith in her article in the Dictionary/ of National Biogiaphy 
takes exception. Singularly quaint are the notions that possessed our ancestors, 
to question which would have been rank heresy. It would now require extraordinary 
credulity to accept what men once implicitly believed and taught. The nature of this 
mediiBval lore is well displayed in the volume before us. 

The Gentleman's Magazine Library. Edited by G. L. Gomme, f.s.a. 
English Topography ^ Part Hi. London : Elliot St(xjk. — The three counties, Derby, 
Devon, and Dorset, comprised in this volume, offer a goodly array of the best 
contributions that distinguished the GenUemaWs Magazine from 1731 to 1868, and of 
no limited interest. The number of old time customs seem to be si)ecially numerous. 
We learn (1833, part i. p.p. 497-8) that at the little Church of SUton, Dorsetshire, 
there is a monument to the memory of Judge Wyndham, the first portion of the 
inscription is as follows : — " Here resteth the body of Sir Hugh Wyndham, Kt., late 
one of the justices of the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster (under Ring Charles 
the Second) for 13 years. He was the eighth son of Sir John Wyndham of Orchard 
Wyndham in ye County of Somerset, Kt. He died in his circuit at Norwich, ye 27th 
of July, in the year of our Lord God 1684, and in the 82d year of his age. He had three 
■wives. Jane, his first wife, was the daughter of Sir Thomas Wodehouse of Kimberly, 
in ye County of Norfolk, Baronet. She also lyeth here interred. By whom he had two 
two sons, viz., John and Hugh, and three daughters, viz., Blanch, Joan, and Rachel." 

Catalogue of Books Printed at or Relating to the University, Town or 
County" of Cambridge. Parts a and b. Cambridge : Macmillan and Bowes. — ^These 
are not mere lists of books on sale, but finelv printed catalogues of permanent 
interest, forming important additions^ to our biblioffra^hical literature in which the 
title of each volume is given in full, with an exact collation, {)articular8 of the authors. 
Ac, &c. Part a (pp. iv., 1—103 comprises (a) books printed at Cambridge ana 
miscellaneous books, a.d. 1521 to 1700. Part B (pp. 105—251) extends to a.d. 1800. 
To have gathered so wonderful an assemblage of local works in the course of a few- 
years says much for the enterprise of the firm. 



No. VI. 


At the close of the year 1698, a vacancy occurred in the 
representation of the borough of Sudbury, by the death of Sir Thomas 
Bamardiston, who had been elected eight years previously in the place 
of Philip Gurdon, deceased. 

The candidates were John Gurdon of Assington, ^nd Sir Gervase 
Elwes. Some details of the contest are given in the letters of Sir 
William Cooke, Bart (who at that time represented the County of 
Norfolk), and of John Gurdon himself, to Thornhagh Gurdon of Letton. 
The two Gurdons, who were second cousins, had married two daughters 
of Sir W. Cooke. 

The Fourth Parliament of William iii. met for the first time in 
December, 1698, and the member for Norfolk thus describes his journey 
to London, and his hopes that his son-in-law may win the bye election* 

Dec: 6:98 
" Dear son Gurdon, 

After a week disapoyntmnt of the parliamnts sitting by wch. 
I lost my coach ernest at Colchester I set out from Ason (Assington) on 
Sunday last <fe lay at Colchester that night <fe next morning tooke coach 
& got hither by 7 of ye clock & to my lodging by 8 where I am hugely 
pleased wth my Landlady & lodging, wch will conveniently receive my 
son (John) Gurdon alsoe if he be sent by the Sudburians : In my 
passage I was the finelyest yoaked as ever Knight of NorfF. was : there 
were 3 woomen, she of the greatest quality was a Dedhamite midwife : 
the second was a yong widow of 8 weekes a seller of tape & other small 
goods at Coxhall. the 3^ was a Carpenders wife of Colchester wth a babe 
in her armes of 19 weekes old wch charm'd me wth her wild note. 
This day the King came to the house of Lds between one & two, made 
no speech, but ye Comons were comanded to choose their Speaker & 
psent him to ye King on friday next : There was a debate of an hour 
about ye Election: but ye Court party had soe well concerted their 
busines & ye country party unresolved & indeed having no fitt person 
to agree upon, when it came to a vote it past for Sr Tho. Littleton, for 
whom there were 292 <k against him but 135 : This is a bone in ye 
Country partys dish <k will make the Court party rampant all this 

On the 17th December Sir W. Cooke writes again to his son-in-law 
Thornhagh Gurdon : 

"The High SheriflFe of Suflfi being dead will put a stop to the 
Sudbury Election for some time, the King not pricking Sheriffs till ye 
next week & tis possible the person prickt may endeavour to get off & 
that will still give Sr J : Elwes time to debauch the Electors & I am 


told he is very free of his money that way &, has drawne over divers in 
Colchester from my son, nor are the Sudburians, a beggarly & mercenary 
sort of people, to be relyed on : for as if my son have not a great majority 
Sr Jer: Elwes will certainely petition, wch will be a bloody charge to 
my son : I have layd all this before him <k I could wish he could make 
an honourable retreat." 

On the 19th Jauuar}', Sir W. Cooke says : — 

" The long want of a SheriflFe in Suff ; has given Sr J. Elwes 
great oportunityes to bribe at Sudbury, wch I heard from all hands he 
has aboundantly done. If it should happen Sr J: Elw: should be 
returned, the wch all the bribery in the world my son shall not petition, 
if 1 can prevayle. I am told in the house money, nay guineas, have 
drawne over many from my son, but from Ason I am told no great 
matter has beene done that way : but I fear we are too apt to flatter 

The father-in-law's apprehensions were, however, groundless, as on 
the 7th February 169t, the new member for Sudbury announces hie 
victory : — 

" Dear Brother, 

At last our troublesome election is over, they have had soe 
long time that abundace of our loose men were drawne of by his mony 
which they did not spare to throw about even ye election morning, 
just att ye latter end of ye time when they found we bore hard upon 
them they proffered people what they would have if they would but 
come over Sr Jervys Polld 446. and I 498. I think to stay till ye 
latter end of next week before I goe up if in anything 1 can be 
serviseable to you yt you want to have brought or done, you know you 
may at all times freely command him 

who is your most aflectionate Bro : 

& humble Servant 
Feb. ye 7th '98. J. Gurdon. 

My service to my sister and all with you. Sam Criswell cant live long.' 

Three weeks later a petition is threatened. John Gurdon writes to 
his brother-in-law on the 28th Febniary : — 

" Sr Jervys Ellwys is asham'd to appear in a Petition against me 
but yesterday Catesby Cock and four more put a petion in as you will 
see by ye votes Tis impossible it should ever be heard and for yt 
reason I beleive they put it in to try to boy up an interest for him in 
ye towne, there are above fourscore petition entred and not above 
fourteen decided the Committee of Elections sit thre times a week and 
till twelve a clock at night or one in ye morning. I have got such a 
cold comeing at night out of ye hot house as never had in my life 
before. I hope tis now leaving of me." 

The petition was probably abandoned, but a year later Samuel 
Kekewich, who had been returned for Sudbury with Bamardiston at 


the general election in the summer of 1698, died, and on the 22nd 
February, }?88, Sir W. Cooke writes : — 

"Sir Jervisse Elwayse is chose at Sudbury in the roome of 
Kekewich deceased." 

The two rivals thus represented the borough for the remainder of 
the Parliament. 

Grundishurgk Hall. W. Brampton Gurdon. 

GENEA.LOGICAL MS. 1767—1821. 
Annotated copy of a genealogical ms. in the handwriting of the 
late Thomas Sheldrake of Brockford, formerly of Wetheringsett Hall, 
who died 2nd April, 1823, at Brockford, aged 87 years. This ms. is 
now in the possession of Miss Philbrick of Wakes Colne Place, Essex, 
by whose kind permission it appears in print. 

1. February 20th, 1767, Birthday. 

[Tho. Sheldrake was born m 1736.] 

2. Febry. 11th, 1770, My Brother [-in-law] John Doe, died, aged 63 years. 

[Inscriptions in Stonham Aspall churchyai'd : — I. (head-stone). Jo^ Doe 
d. 11 Feb., 1770, aged 52 years. William, his son, d. 7 July, 1770, aged 4 years. 
II. (fiat slab). iSlizabeth, wife of John Doe, d. 26 Dec., 180^. aged 67 years.] 

3. October 29th, 1772, My Father [-in-law] John Rush, died, aged 

[Group of head-stones in Mendlesham churchyard :— I. John Rush, d. 12 
May, 1775, aged 27 years. II. John Rush of Stonham Parva, died 29 Oct., 1772, 
aged 51 years. III. Deborah, wife of John Rush, d. 5 Ap., 1803, aged 81 years. 
IV. Elizabeth Rush, d. 21 July, 182[1?], aged 50 years. V. Susan Rush, d. 1 Feb., 
1811, aged 70 years. Head-stone in ^tonham Parva churchyard :— John Rush, d. 81 
Oct., 1832, aged 63 years. Kirby mentions a manor, in the parish of Gislingham, 
called " Hushes and Jenncps"] 

4. May 12th, 1775, My Brother [-in-law] John Rush, died, aged 27 years. 

[See note to*' 3. »\| 

5. October 2nd, 1776, Willm. Doe of Thomdon, died, aged 57. 

[William Doe of Thomdon, owner of land at Stoke Aah, is mentioned in 
the poll-book of SuflFolk for 1727.] 

6. May 4th, 1778. My Father died, aged 79 years. 

[Tho. Sheldrake, d. 4 May, 1778, aged 79 years— head-stone in Stonham 
Aspall churchyard. Richard Sheldrake and Tho. Sheldrake, both of Stonham Parva, 
are mentioned in the poll-book for Suffolk for 1727.] 

7. June 12th, 1778, Mrs. Baynes of Stonham, died, aoed 69. 

[Slab in the chancel of Stonham Aspall church '.—Catharine, wife of the 
Rev. Robert Baynes, rector of Stonham Aspall, and da. of William Wogan, late of 
Ealing, Middlesex, Esq., d. 12 June, 1778. aved 58 years. Elizabeth, wife of Henry 
*" ^ "a Lieutenant of the Royal Navy," d. 16 June, 1768, aged 31 years, 

widow, mother of the said Elizabeth Baynes, d. 22 Oct., 1769, aged 

8. August 25th, 1778, My Dear Wife died, aged 32 vear& 
[She was da. of John and Deb. Kusn of Stonnam Parva. Head-stones in 

Mendlesham churchyard :— I. Deborah, wife of Tho. Sheldrake, d. 25 Aug., 1778, 
aged 32 years. II. Tho. S. of Brockford, d. 2 Ap., 1823, aged 87 years, 
ni. Deborah, eldest da. of Tho. and Deb. S., d. 6 June, 1841. aged 73 years, 
lY. Elizabeth, second da of Tho. and Deb. S., d. 27 Jan., 1837, aged 65 years.] 

9. July 13th, 1783, Mr. Baynes of Stonham, died, aged 72. 

[Slab in the chancel of Stonham Aspall church :— The Rev. Robert Baynes, 
A.M., many years rector of Stonham Aspall, formerly of Knowstrop Hall, near lieeds, 
Yorkshire, d. 13 July, 1783, aged 71 yearsj 

10. October 27, 1788, My Brother's Wife died [aged 44 yearsl 

[Judith, da. of Isaac and Ann Everett, and wife of Robert Sheldrake of 
Hadleigh. From Isaac and Ann Everett is descended the present Robert Lacey 

Baynee, Esq.. '* 
Elizabeth Cfole, 
73 years.] 


Everett, m.p., of Rusbmere (S. Andrew). Ann, gister of Judith Sheldrake {nee 
Everett), m. tferemiah Byles of Ipewich, merchant, grandfather of Sir John Barnard 
Byles, Knight, " one of Her Majesty's Judges."] 

11. Febry. 11th, 1793, Mr. Jontn. Seaman. Brockford, died, aged 41. 

[Jonathan, son of Jonathan and Susan Seaman of Thomdon, and probably 
grandson of Jonathan Seaman of Brockford, ffent, who d. 12 Feb., 1785, aged 87 
yean. — See inscriptions in Thorndon churchyara.J 

12. Febry. 21st, 1794, Mr. Lea Hawys, died m his 63 year. 

[I. Lea Hawys, d. 25 May, 1778, aged 61 years. II. Lea Hawys, d. 21 
Feb. J 1794, aged 53 years. Mary, his widow, d. 11 Mar., 1799, aged 73 years. — Slabs 
within the eutar-rails of Wetheringsett Church. Dorothy, da. of Lea and Mary 
Hawys of Wetheringsett, m. Thomas, son of Tho. Edwards and of Ann, his wife, da. 
of John and Mary I)aine8 of Benningham Hall, Occold. Dorothy Edwards, d. 21 
Jan., 1835, aged 70 years.— Altar-tomb in Wetheringsett churchyard. Lea Hawys, 
sen., was churchwarden of Stonham Aspall, 30 Sep., 1769.~Hollingsworth*B Stow- 
market, note at p. 225.] 

13. July 14th, 1795, My Son (Tho. S. of Wetheringsett Hall) was married 

14. Septr. 11th, 1795, I was very much hurt by my Waggon, but the Almighty 

of his g(x>dne8s spared my life. 

15. Janry. 27th, 1800, My Daughter Catherine was married. 

[She m., at Stonham Parva, Robert, son of Robert and Judith Sheldrake 
of Hadleigh. Isaac Everett Sheldrake of Aldham, son of Robert and Judith 
Sheldrake, m. Mary, sister of James Bird, ** the Yoxford poet.'* Jeremiah Sheldrake 
of Great Finborough, brother of I. E. Sheldrake of Aldham, married— first, Mary, 
eldest d. and eventually sole h. of John Medows Pizzey of Gosbeck, yeoman, secooct 
son of John Fizzy of Heminffstone, yeoman, and of Miirtha, his wife, fourth da. of 
John Medows of Henlev Hall, gent. ; secondly, Cumberbatch, da. of Ca^ptain J. G. 
and Anna Forth. Judith, third da. of Robert and Catherine Sheldrake of Hadleigh, 
m. the late Frederick Blomfield Philbrick of Wakes Colne Place, Essex, formerly of 
** Scarletts," Colchester, father of the present F. A. Philbrick, Q.O.] 

16. April 3rd, 1800, My Daughter, Martha, was married. 

[She m. Edmund Craske of Wickham Skeith, son of Edmund Craske and 
of Sarah, his wife, da. of the Rev. John Giles Gipps, rector of Chevington. The 
poll-book of Suffolk for 1727 mentions the Rev. John Giles Gipps of Brockley.*] 

17. Augt 22nd, 1801, Edmund Jenney, Esqr., died, aared 59. 

[Of Bredfield. son of Arthur Jenny of Wooabridge, grandson of Sir 
Robert Jenny of Knodisnall, Knight.] 

18. Deer. 26th, 1801, My Dear Sister Doe died, aged 67. 

[Nee Elizabeth Sheldrake. See note to " 2.'^] 

19. April 4th, 1803, My Mother (-in-law), Deborah RuRh, died, aged 81. 

20. M^rch 4th, 1804, Mr. Jontn. Seaman, Thomdon, died, aged 79. 

[See note to " 11." There is, in Thorndon churchyard, a long row of head- 
stones in memory of the Seaman family. The most ancient stone is in memory of 
Ales Seaman (bom 1628—1629), who d. 16 Jan., 1708, aged 79 years.] 

21. Novr. 9th, 1804, Mrs. Seaman, wife of Mr. Seaman, Thomdon, died. 

[Susan, widow of Jonathan Seaman of Thomdon, d. 9 Nov., 1804, aged 
90 years.] 

22. April 26th, 1806, My Dear Mother died, aged 96 years. 

[Elizabeth, widow of Tho. Sheldrake, d. at Hadleigh, and was bur. at 
Stonham Aspall.] 

23. April 15th, 1807, Mr. James Press died, aged 38 years. 

24. .Octr. 15, 1809, Mrs. Bellman died, aged 69 years. 

[See note to "33."] 

25. April 18th, 1810, Mrs. Jenney died, aged 96 years. 

[Deborah, widow of Edmond Jenney, Esq., was bur. 25 Ap., 1810, at 
Stonham Parva, aged 95 years. She was da. of Simon Blomfield of Stonnam Parva, 
afterwards of Mendleshun, gent, and of Deborah, his wife, da. of Barnaby Gibson 
of Stonham Parva, gent., and of Deborah, his wife, da. of ... . Jacob of Weybread. 
—See the East Anglian, N.8., Vol. iv., p. 252.] 

26. May 19th, 1810, My Aunt Waine died, aged 96 years. 

• Brockley,— "In 16«), Sir William Wrav of Glentworth, sold this propertv to John GIpi»» 

Esq., of Great Whelnetham ; whose son and heir, Sir Richard Gippe, couveyod, m 1708" ~~ 

Page's Supplement to the Suffolk Traveller, -p. 038. 


27. Deer. 10th, 1811, My Cousin, John Seaman, was married. 

[John Seieiman of Brockford, son of Jonathan and Catharine Seaman of 
Brockford^. Mary, da. of Tho. and Dorothy Edwards (see note to "12").— Altar- 
tomb in Wetheringsett churchyard. Catherine Seaman was da. of (John and 
Elizabeth?) Doe.] 

28. Febry. 1st, 1818, My Son's wife died in her 4l8t year. 

TAnn Maria, first wife of Tho. Sheldrake of Wetheringsett Hall. There 
are, in Barking churchyard, four altar-tombs in memory of— I. Tho. S. of Wethering- 
sett, d. 11 Sep., 1833, aged 64 years. II. Elizabeth, second da. of Tho. and Ann 
Maria S., d. 18 Oct., 1827, aged 24 years. III. Charles S., d. 12 Aug., 1837, iwed 82 
years. IV. Robert S., d. 7 Aug., 1846, aged 16 years ; Ann S., d. 21 Dec., 1855, aged 
58 years ; Maria S., d. 13 Ap., 1877, ajred 67 years.] 

29. Octor. 6th, 1818, My Cousin, Mary Seaman, was married. 

[Mary, da. of Jonathan and Cath. Seaman of Brockford, m. William 
Cuthbert, m.h.c.s.l., of Mendlesham. — See mural tablet in the chancel of Mendleaham 
church, and altar-tomb in the churchyard.] 

30. Octor. 20, 1813, My Brother [-in-law], Edward Rush's wife died, aped 56 years. 

[Charlotte, wife of Edward Rush of Shelland, afterwards of Creetmg S. 
Peter. He d. 12 June, 1825, aged 74 years. — Double head-stone in Drinkstone 

31. Near Novr. 15th, 1818, Cousin Judith was married. 

[Judith, only da. of Robert and Judith Sheldrake of Hadleigh, m. John 
Ansell of Hadleigh, son of Tho. Ansell of Great Wenham, formerly of Little 
Waldingfield, probably son of Robert and Mary Ansell of Milden.] 

32. March 21st, 1815, my son was married. 

Tho. Sheldrake of Wetheringsett Hall m., secondly, Mary, probably da. of 
Pettit of Mickfield. 

33. March 22nd, 1816, Mr. Bellman died, aged 76 years. 

[The Rev. Rayner Bellman, M.A., rector of Feltwell S. Nicholas, Norfolk, 
and 44 years curate of Wetheringsett, d. 22 Mar., 1816, aged 76 years. Elizabeth, 
his wife, d. 17 Oct., 1809, aged 69 years. Elizabeth Homer, their da., d. 18 Dec., 
1793, aged 22 years.— Mural tablet in Wetheringsett church. Sarah, their da., d. 9 
Dec., 1853; aged 80 vears.l 

34. Janry. 26th, 1818, My Dear Brother died in his 80 year of age. 

[Robert S. of Hadleigh. His Will is dated 12 Mar., 1812. He owned land 
in the parishes of Hadleigh and Aldham. He d. at Hadleigh, and was bur. 3 Feb., 
1818, at Little Wenham.] 

35. Octor. 19th, 1821, Mrs. Jenny of Hasketon in her 84 year. 

[Anne, da. of Philip Broke of Nacton, Esq., and widow of Edmund 
Jenney of Bredfield, Esq.] 

c. s. p. 


C arrow, the Prioress of (Karehetoe), Hebrew Norwich deed 1246 
mentious her as receiving rent on a shop in Mancroft Street, transferred 
from Elias fil Matathias to an Abraham of Norwich. A later Abraham, 
the son of Deulecresse (subsequently hanged, burnt, and quartered), 
acquired immense property in close proximity to the market, paying 
in each case certain charges to ** Ecclesia BeatsB Marise de Karehewe." 
Particulars of the Abbey may be found in Mr. Walter Rye*s work on 
this foundation ; pp. 4 and xxi. contain references to monetary dealings 
with certain Norwich Jews. See also Blomfield (Vol. iv., p. 525). In 
1290 the house of Joce fil Deule'cresse was forfeited to the Crown by 
reason of his expatriation, and the new proprietor paid on it an annual 
fee of four shillings to the monks of Carhewe. 

CatLz, John de, and his wife, Maggie, Both of Norwich. About 



1280 they had a shop in St. Peter's, Mancroft, paying rent to Belaset^ 
daughter of Eleazar (known as Suetecota fil Diaia). This shop,, 
together with two others, bringing in a rental of 8/9 per annum^ 
were sold by the lady to Vincent de Kirkeby and his wife, Lavinia. 
The property formed a part of " Abraham's messuage." Suetecota was a 
daughter of Abraham's brother. Her uncle, Abraham Dives, had beert 
burnt and quartered on a trumped-up charge of blasphemy. For 
particulars of John fil Henry de Cauz, see Blomtield x»i and Archoiologict 
(Vol. L., p. 15). 

Cecilia a la Halle, tvife of Nicholas Faber (the smith) of Berstrete, 
Norwich. Blomfield, taking his text from a Corporation deed, notes- 
the fact that the husband and wife, in 1253, sold a stall in the public 
market. Blomfield (Vol. iv., p. 121). In 126-i: we have a Hebrew 
deed disclosing property as follows : — 

House of Cecilia a la Halle, wife of Nicholas the smith. 

•73 © 

House, lands, courtyard and appurtenances. 
Vendors : Solomon and Ursell, sons of Elias 
Cochab. Purchasers : John Balle and Agnes, his 
wife, daughter of John le Paumer of Frattenham. 


Passage of Roger del Tolhus leading to All Saints' Church. 

The property here indicated was situated at the extreme end of 
what is now Timberhill Street, and forms the premises of Mr. Samuel- 
Vide ante, John and Agnes Balle. 

Chaloner, Ralph le, Norwich citizen, maker of worsted stuffs. 
Figures in Hebrew deed, 1272, accordhig to plan appended. 

Needham Street, parish of St. Stephen's. 

£ o c 

s ^ 

House, land, rooms, lofts, cellars and appur- 
tenances. Originally owned by Miriam, widow 
of Jechiel fil Martyr Mosse. Sold by her to 
Journa fil Isaac, wife of Hiam f Perez (Hiam of 
Ipswich). Again sold to Abraham fil Judah 
or Ursell, popularly Abraham de Ebor. 

i: S3 , 

0) 3 00 

SE- g 

o a* 

Land of Ralph the Chaloner. 

Chaplain of Fonisett ; Roger Tunel. See Ralph the Chaloner, 
ante, year 1272. A Hebrew deed, dated 1258, refers to the same 
property, at which juncture, the southern abuttal belonged to Henry de 
Hellesdon, who had obtained it from Roger Keys. The property- 
bracketed was acquired by Hiam of Ipswnch, who settled it on his wife, 
Journa (as berfe). A Latin deed, Westminster Abbey archives, speaks, 
of Roger Tunel, capellanus, as possessing property next to Abraham fil 
Ursell de Ebor; probably identical with the Hebrew deed of 1272. In 
1269 during the itinerary of Henry de Bathonia, the justiciar, Roger 


Tunel was fined for some misdeameanor, possibly in connection with his 
pecuniary dealings with Benedict fil the martyred Rabbi Moses, to whom 
he was indebted at one time in the sum of sixteen shillings. See my 
Sketaroth (p. 191). In 1277 (Exchequer plea roll) he had a dispute 
about another debt with Leo fil Bonefy. 

Ckardacre, Robert de, of Hautbois. Two Hebrew deeds, both dated 
1*251, deal with this impecunious worthy, who, failing to meet his 
engagements with Isaac of Warwick and Bonefy fil Joco (both of 
Norwich) had to part with his lands in Hautbois. The deeds are very 
peculiar in their way. The former of the two speaks of Isaac fil 
Abraham, and he signs (in Hebrew of coui-se) " Isiiac of Warwick." 
The other creditor is Jekuthiel ben Josce Jechiel, who signs his record 
name, Bonefy fil Josce. In the second deed, Isaac ben Abraham appears 
with " Warwick " omitted ; and following his signature, come the words, 
as if to give emphasis to the instrument, ** and I am witness ; Hiam fil 
Rabbi Obadiah," who also wrote the body of the deed. And beneath it, 
"And so am I, Samuel the Cohen, a witness." The Jewish partners 
make a declaration that if either be detected in dealing unrighteously 
with the other, he is to forfeit half a gold mark to the King, and the 
same amount to Richard, his brother, the Earl. Earl being unknown 
in Hebrew, here takes the form of " Sultan," ruler or governor. 

One thing is evident. Robert de Chardacre did not lose his lands 
after all. In 1252, one year later, the two Jewish creditors presented 
themselves before the justiciars in Westminster, making a declanUion 
that their debtor had purged himself of his debts. Consequently, 
John de Wyvill, one of the justices assigned to the custody of the 
Jews, issued his writ to the cyrographers of Norwich, both Jews and 
Christians, requiring them to examine their coff^er, and deliver up all the 
deeds of the aforesaid Robert de Chardacre. Theobald fil Hubert and 
Philip de Eya had come to the succour of their friend, and had relieved 
him of his anxieties. 

M. D. Davis. 
(To be contimied,) 


N. Norse; D. Danish; S. Swedish; F. Frisian; Fr. French; (J. German f 
Fl. Flemish; Dch. Dutch; D.B. Domesday Book. 

Jackaman, Jackson ; G. Jachmann ; D. Jacobsen ; S. Jacobson ; F. Jak, Jakchen ; 

Fl. Jacqmain. 
Jacques, Jakes, Jecks, Jex ; Fr. Jacques. 
James, Jamv, Jempson ; D.B. James ; G. Gems ; Fl. Jamaer. 
Jannings; S. Jabn; F. Jan; D. Janniche; Dch. Janning; D.B. Junaiu? 
Jardine ; Fr. Jardin, Jarden in Roll of Battell Abbey. 
Jarmain, Jarman, Jermey, Jermyn, Jormy ; N. Geirmundr ; Fl. Germain, Germon ; 

Dch. Jaiman ; D. Garman ; G. Gehrmann ; F. German ; see Guymer 
Jarrold, Jerruld, Jerrett ; F. Garrett, Gerrett, from Garhold, Gerhold ; N. Gelrhildr ; 

8ee Jarred. 
Jarvia; Fr. Gervais. 


Jasper ; Dch. Jasper, Jaspers ; G. Gaspary ; Fl. Gaspard, Gaspar, Jaspar. 

Jealous ; G. Jelscn ; Dch. Gellhans. 

Jeffery ; Fr. Geoffrey ; D.B. Godefrid. 

Jellicoe ; Dch. Gellecum. 

Jenkin, Jenks, Jennings, Jennyns, Jenner, Jenney , Jeneway, Jennery ; Dch. Jenck, 

Jener, Jenk, Jenkens ; G. Jenke, Jenner ; Fl. Jenar, Genin, Genis ; Fr. Genvier. 
Jephson ; D. Jeppesen, Jepsen ; S. Jepson. 
Jiggle, Jiegins ; Fl. Gigault, Gigniez. 

Jillings ; Dch. Gilling, Gillings, a loc. n. Yorks. : Fl. Ghilain, Gielen, Gilin, GiUain. 
Joddrell; S. JordeU? 
Joplin ; 1). Joppe ; Dch. Jopp. 
Jordan ; D., Den., and G. Jordan ; Fl. Jordaen. 
Josh ; G. Josch. 
Jus]f<e]yn, 9(c Goss. 

Joy ; Fl. Gove ; Dch. Goey ; Fr. Joet ; or »ec Joyce. 
Judge ; Fr. Juge ; or ice Judds. 
Julier, Juler, fJiilien, Julnes, Jewell ; D. Hjul, Juhler, Juell, Juuel, Juul ; Fr. Julez, 

Juliard ; »ec Yule and Joll. 
Kay ; Kea, a loc. n. (Comw.).; ftce Key. 
Kealley, Kealer, Keeling ; G. Kieler, Kieling ; see Keeler. 
Keath, Keith, from Keith, a loc. n. (Scotl.) 
Kebble, Keeble, Kerbell ; sec Keble. 
Keen ; Dch. Kione; G. Kien; D. Kiens: Fl. Kina. 

Keer, Kershaw, Karslake loc. ns. ; Dch. Kiere; D. Kjer, Kier ; G. Kiera; tee Kerr. 
Keevil, aloe. n. (Wilts.) 
Keif; Dch. Keif; see Calver. 

Kell, Kelly, a loc. n. (Devon), Kelsej% a loc. n. (Line.) 
Kempster, fiom Kempston (Norf.) ; see Kemp. 
Kendle, Kendall, Kindall ; Kendal, aloe. n. (Westld.) 
Kendrick ; D.B. Chenric, Kenric. 
Kennev, from Kenuett, a loc. n. (Camb.) 
Keppel ; Dch. Kepnel ; Fr. Capel, Capelle ; G. Kapelle. 

Kerridge, Keirich, iCarrage, Kerry, Kerrison ; Fl. Carrez; G. Charig? D.B. Cheric. 
Kersey, a loc, u. (Camb.) 
Kett, Kettle ; see Chettle. 
Ki'vmer, a loc. n. (Essex). 

Kidd, Dch. p.n. KitUm, Kitteridge, loc. ns. Kittoe, Kittmer, Keed, E[idman. 
Kiddell ; Kiddall, a loc. n. (Yorks.) 
Kightley, from Keighley, a loc. n. (Yorks.)? 
King ; D. Kinck, Kink. 
Kinsey, from Kingney, a loc. n. (Oxf.) 
Kisbee ; D. Kisbye. a loc. and p.n. 
Kisch, Keech ; G. Kische, Kiesch. 

Kitchen, Kitching ; N. Kikini ; S. Kitzing ; D. Ketjen ; Fl. Klitzen, Kitson. 
Kna|)e, Knii^e ; G. Knappe, Kniep ; Dch. Knap, Knip ; N. Knappi ; D. Kniep. 
Knight ; N. Kniucht ; G. Knecht ; Dch. Knegt. 
Knott ; N. Knottr • D. Knod ; G. Knoth. 
Knowles, from Knowle, a l<»c. n. (Worcs.); or Dch. Knolle. 
Knox ; D. Knox ; see Knock. 
Kybird : Dch. Kiberd. 

Lacon, Lakcy ; Fl. Lekonne, Leken ; see Lake. 
Ladd; Dch.'Ladd^. 

Ladell; Fl. Ledel ; N. Leidolf; D.B. Ladulf. 
Laflin (Lau^hlin?) 
Laidler (Laid law?) 
Lain, see Lane. 
Lamb, Lambert, Fammas, Lamprell, Lummas; N. Lambi; S. Lamby; D. Lamm; 

Dch. Lam ; Fl. Lamme, Lambert, Lammers ; G. Lampel, Lummert ; D.B. Lambe, 

Langford, Laukfer, from Langford, a loc. n. (Notts, and Beds.) 
Langham, a Uk:. n. (Kutl.) 
Large ; Dch. Large. 
Larken, Lorkin ; sec Larke. 


Laskey; 6. Laska 

Latham, from Lathom, a loc. n. (Yorks.) ; or Dch. Laethum ; p.n. 

Lathbury, a loc. n. (Bucks.) 

Laton, from Lajrton, a loc. n. (Ess.) ; see Lay. 

Laurence, Larrance: N. Lafranz ; Dch. Laurent; D. Laurentz; G. Lorenz; 

Fl. Laurens; 'D.Ji. Laurentius. 
Lavender, from Lavendon, a loc. n. (Bucks.); or Dch. Loevendie. 
Lawes, see Laws. 

Lawless, from Lawley, a loc. n. (Salop.) 
Laxen, Laxon; 6. Lach, Lachstein. 
Leach, Leech: G. Lietsch. 
Leader. Leathers, Leathes, Leeder, Leet; D. Lehde; Dch., G., and Fl. Leder; 

Dch. Liet; S. Leetz; D.B. Leit, Ledi. 
Leaf; Dch. Lieve. 

Leak, a loc. n. (Lines.) ; D.B. Leche. 
Leamon ; see Leman. 

Lear ; Dch. Lier ; N. Liri ; D.B. de Lira? Lyre, a loc. n. in Normandy. 
Leavey, Levett; Dch. Levie, Levert; G. Lewy, Lewit; D.B. Leviet 
Leavold; G. Liewald ; Dch. Levett; D.B. Leuolt. 
Lebbell : Dch. Leepel ; G. Leppelt ; Fl. Lebel. 

Leegood, Leg^att, Leggett, Legge ; Fl. Legge, Legat ; Dch. Lievegood. 
Leeper; G. Lipa, Lippert. 
Leigh, a loc. n. (Staff.), see Lay. 
Leist, Leister, List, Lister; G. Leist; p.n. 

Lent, Lenthes ; Dch. Lent, Lentz ; Fl. Lenaerts, Lens, Lenz ; see Leonard. 
Leonard ; Fr. L^nard ; Fl. Lieuard, Lienaerts ; G. Lenort. 
Lepla; Fr. Le Plat. 
Letmitte ; Fl. or Fr. Lermitte. 
Lestourgeon ; Dch. Lesturgeon. 
Lo Strange ; Fr. 

License ; Fl. Liessens, Lissens ; Dch. Lissone, Liesens, Leyssens. 
Lickert ; Dch. Li^hart ; Fl. Lichtert. 

Lighting, from Leighton ; aloe. n. Derbys? or N. Lytingr ; D.B. Lihtwin. 
Lightfoot, from Lightwood, a lex;, n. (Staff.), or Dch. Ligtvoet ; p.n. 
Lilly, from Lilley, a loc. n. (Yorks. and Herts.); or D. Lillie; G. Lilie; S. Lilje; 

Dch. Lelie, Lelij ; p.n. 
Linacre; Dch. Linnecke; G. Lineck, Linnicke. 
Linay, Lenny ; F. Lignier, Lig^y, Liuuett. 
Linford, Linfer, a loc. n. 
Ling, Lyng, Ljmch, from Ling, a loc. n. (Norf.) ; or D. Lincke, Linge; S., Dch., and 

G. Ling. 
Lingard, Linnard ; D. Lindhardt ; Dch. Lindaard. 
Lingham, a loc. n. 
Lingley, from Linley (Yorks.) 
Littell, Little, Lithe! ; Dch. Littel. 
Living, from Leaven, a loc. n. (Yorks.); or S. Livijn; Fl. Livain; N. Leifr; 

D.B. Living, Leving; a p.n. 
Livock, Lovick, Lovack ; Fr. Levacq, Lavaque. 

Locock, Luc<x!k; Fr. Le Cocq ; Huffonot n. ; Dch. Lucoux ; or see Luckey. 
Lodes, Loads, Loddy, Lodge ; D.B. Loder ; Fl. Laude ; G. Lode ; Dch. Lodde, 

Lodders ; see Loades. 
Looker, Luke ; see Luckey. 
lioom, Loomes, see Lummis. 
Lord, Luard ; G. Lord ; D.B. Leuuard. 
Losson ; S. Lowisin ; Dch. Loosen. 

Lott, Lutt, Ludkin ; see Louttid ; Dch. Lotte, Luth, Lut, Lutkie ; Fl. Ludicke. 
Love, Luff, Loving, Loveday, Lofty ; N. Ldfa; Dch. Luf ; D.B. Lofe, Liof, Lovet. 
Lovely, Lovett ; ¥l. Louwet ; LovewcU ; Fl. Louvel : Loveday, Fl. Lovatty, in Roll 

of Battell Abbey. 
Lucky; N. Loki; Fl. Luck^; G. LUcke; D.B. Lochi. 

Ludbrock, Ladbrook, Ludbrook, from Ludborough (D.B. Ludeberg), (Lines.) 
Lugar; Dch. Lugard, Luffthart, Lutgert; G. Luge; D.B. Leuegar? N. Lyrgr? 
Lushey, Lusher ; G. Loscn, Loschner ; Dch. Loscher. 


Lyall, Ljrlea, Liell ; Fr. Liale? 
Lydle: Fl. liedel? 

Lyns, Lunnis ; Dch. Leijns, LuynOA, a loc. n. in Normandy. 

Lyon, Lynes, Lines, Loynes ; FL, Dch., and G. Lion ; G. Leinz ; Luynes, a loc. n. in 

Eavemtone Hospital, A%hhy-de-la-Zouch. H. Barber, m.d. 

(To he continued,) 

Monumental Inscriptions Relating to East Anglta. — Bangor 
Cathedral in the Graveyard on the South Side. Sacred | to the Memory 
of I Thomas John Marriott | of Jesus College Cambridge | youngest 
son of John Marriott Esqr. | of Thoruey Hall | StowupUind Suffolk [ 
who departed this life | August 26*M818 | in the 22".^ year of his age. | 

Francis Haslewood, f.s.a. 

Gottingham Ghurch near Hull^ Yorks. " In memory of | Margaret^ 
I the wife of John Horsley | of this place, who died | 25*^ of January 
1852, aged 66 years. | Also of | the undermentioned children of the | 
above-named John <fe Margaret Horsley. | Henry their youngest son, | 
who died in his infancy. | John their second son, who died | 5*? of 
November 1837, aged 21 years. | William Watson their eldest son, | 
who died in the Island of Madeira | 19*^ of April 1838, aged 29 years. 
I Mary their fourth daughter, & wife | of the Rev^. Miles Bran th way te 
Beevor | Vicar of Henley Suffolk, | who died 24^*^ of May 1842, aged 
27 years. | Also of | Miles Brauthwayte, the only child of the \ above- 
named Miles Brauthwayte Beevor | and Mary his wife, who died | 12*^ 
of December 1842, aged 9 months. | Also of the above-named John 
Hor&ley, who died | April 28*?> 1859, in the 78t^ year of his age." 
Henley Vicarage, Wm. C. Pearson. 


23 Aug. 1658. Assembly. 

"Ordered that Bezaleel Woolfenden sonne of Ester Woolfenden 
shalbe admitted one of the Scholara in the Grammar scole (> to haue 
the benifitt of M*" Smarts gift. 

" Ordered that the bissines about digginge upp the twoe Pightells 
in James Betts occapacon shalbe Referred to M*^ Richard Dennj' 
M^ Myles Wallis f M*" Henrie Gosnold to hcare f alio we what Satisfacou 
they shall thincke fitt for the damage done to Betts by Reason of the 

" Agreed that this Towne shall bare their pporcon of Charges for 
the lands they have in ffalkenham for the defendinge of the tythes for 
the benefitt of the Minister And for the briuinge the same to triall. 

" Ordered that the Tresurer doe forth w^ Repay er the Librarie. 


7 Sept. 1658. A88embl3\ 

" Att this Assemblie it is ordered that M^ [blank] Carter Solicitor 
for M^ Kant executor to Mr Crane shall haue paid him by the 
Cbamberlyns of the Towne Tenn Pownds iu ^t Charge for the selttem* 
of Mr Cranes gift, And that M^ Chamberlyns shall paie the sd Mr Carters 
Charges att his Lodginge for himselfe f his horse. 

" Att this Assemblie it is agreed that there shalbe tweutie Powndes 
A yeare settled accordinge to M*" Taylors gift f Twentie Pownds A yeere 
settled Accordinge to M*" Snowes gift beinge Agreable to the other gifts 
And that the Conveyances f Writings shalbe forth w*^ drawne f jJscribed 
to the Assemblie for the better settlinge of the Uses f trustes Accordinge 
to the sefiall gifts. 

8 Sept. 1658. Great Court. 

" Att this Court M^. Robt. Sparrowe is elected one of the Portmen 
of this towne to serve in the Roome of M^ Richard Puplett latelie 
discharged And that he shall take the Oath of Portman att some Pettie 

Bailififs. Nich. Phillipps. Robt. SpaiTowe. 
Cor. Thos. Ives. Thos. Wright. 

Trea. Tho. Burrough. 

[Requested to be discharged. Not agreed to.] 
Clav. Nath. Bacon. Rich. Deuny. Myles Wallis. 

T. C. Nath. Bacon. 

Cham. Will. Cooke. Titus Camplyn. 

Serj. John Taylor. Edm. Taylor. 

John Pulford. Matt. Windes. 
" Att this Court Robt. Rednall ^ Henrie Cosens are elected into 
the Number of the ffower ^ twentie in the Roomes of Willm Carewe 
deceased f M^ Robt. Sparrowe uowe elected one of the Portmen And 
they are to take their Oathes att some Pettie Court. 

"It is agreed that the fower sergiants shall haue ffiftie shillings A 
peece paid them by the Chamberlyns of this towne for their extra- 
ordinarie Paynes this last halfe yeare." 

29 Sept. 1658. Assembly. 

"Att this Assemblie it is agreed that Robt. Dunkon Esq. John 
Bmndlinge Esq. John Blomfield f Simon Cumberland are elected 
Wardens of M^ Toolies ffoundacon fFor this yeere next to Come And 
the sd Robt. Dunkon is Chosen Renterwarden And the sd Robt Dunkon 
John Blomfeild f Simon Cumberland are Sworne. 

"Allsoe Agreed that Henrie Whitinge genP f Henry Gosnold 
shalbe Governors of the poore houses belonginge to M"" Osmond's gift 
And the sd Henry Whitinge is Chosen Receiver of the Profitts 
belongine to the same gift." 

29 Sept. 1658. Great Court. 

"Att this Court it is ordered that in regard Nathaniell Bacon Esq^ 


Towne Clarke of this towne f one of the Clavengers of this towne was 
sent for to London by Reason wherof he cannot this dale be heere to 
take his Oath of Town Clarke And allsoe his oath of Clavenger that he 
shall take them att some Pettie Court 

"And allsoe Richard Jennings f John Smjthier geni?. Henrie 
Parkhurst f Robt. Daines are elected Governors of Christs Hospitall for 
this yeere to Come And the sd Henrie is alsoe Chosen Tresurer. 

" It is alsoe ordered that if anie sergiant shall arrest anie man f 
shall not take bayle of him accordiuge As he ought such sergiant or 
sergiants shall uppon Complaint therof to M^ Bailiffes be suspend untill 
bayle be Returned to such Arrest. 

28 Oct. 1658. Assembly. 

" Att this Assemblie it is agreed that the Assise of beere brewed f 
sold in this towne shalbe sold att the Rates following That is to saie the 
best beere att Eight shillings the Barrell f the small beere att Sixe 
shillings the Barrell. 

" Agreed that the pticuler ordera hereafter menconed shalbe keept 
f pformed uppon the se&all paynes hereafter sett downe, Imprimis it is 
ordered that eflie one of the twelve f ffower f twentie already elected 
or hereafter to be Elected shall haue their Liverie gownes w*^in Three 
Mounthes after the f)sent daie or after their Election under the sefiall 
fforfeitures hereafter menconed That is to saie efiie one of the twelve 
that maketh defalt to fforfeite ffyve Pownds And eflie one of the ffower 
C twentie that maketh defalt to fforfeite 3*^ : 6" : 8^. 

" And that they shall ware them one the Lente daie, uppon the 
election daye, uppon Michaelmis daye in the Aftemoone, uppon the flift 
daye of November And uppon the guild daye If there be A ffeast uppon 
Payne to fforfeite ffor eflie defalt to the use of the Hospitall as ffolloweth 
eflie one of the Portmen 2b : 6d (> eflie one of the 24^*0 Is : 6d. And the 
Bailiffes are to Cause the sergiants to give notice to the Twelve f 
xxiiij**® the daie before eflie one of the former daies of those waringe of 
ther liveries. 

" Agreed allsoe that the twelve (> ffower f twentie shall Come to 
Church in their blacke gownes one all ffaire dayes f uppon other daies 
when desired by M*" Bailiffs uppon payne to fforfeite the twelue twoe 
shillings the xxiiij**® xij^ for eflie default. 

" Agreed allsoe that the twelue f ffower f twentie shall likewise 
Come in their gownes to all great Courts Sessions f Adiouruements of 
Sessions uppon the like Paines. 

" Agreed allsoe that if anie of the Twelue f ffower f Twentie shall 
dept this life That then the Survive" of the sd 12 f 24*^*« shall raeete 
att the deceased house in their gownes uppon thjB Like Paynes. 

"Agreed allsoe that all the twelue (> ffower f twentie shall Appeare 
att all Assemblies w**»in one howre after the tyme Appoynted uppon the 
Like Paynes unlesse they showe good cause to the next assemblie or 
Acquainte M^ Bailiffes or one of them before the Assemblie That he or 
they cannot appeare. 


"Agreed that noe .pson shall w**^ out License departo fro the 
Assemblie iintill all that is Recorded to be done att the assemblie 
be Read uppon the Like Payne. 

" Agreed that the twelue (> ffower f twentie As often As they shall 
Come to the Lecture shall sett in their seats fivided IFor them uppon 
the Like Payne And that the IFower f twentie maye haue Keyes to their 

The Long Housey Safron Walden, W. E. Layton, p 8.a 

(To he continued,) 


The following is extracted from the Norris Collection in my 
library, and I do not think has ever before been printed. 

Walter Rye. 

"Minutes prom Nicholas Stone's Pocket book 1620. — In Suffolk 
I made a tomb for Sir Edmund Bacon's Lady in the Church of 
Redgrave I made another for his sister Lady Gawdy, in the same place 
I made 2 pictors of white marble of Sir N. Bacon <fe his lady & they 
were laid upon the tomb that Bernard Jonson had made there, for the 
which two pictors I was p^. by S^ Edmd. Bacon 200ti (p. 26, 27), and in 
1629 1 made a tomb for my Lady Paston of Norfolk A set it up at Paston 
& was very extraordinarily entertained there <k paid for it 340ti (p. 27). 

" In 1634 T made a chimney peece for S^ John Holland & set it up 
at Godnon (Quiddenham) in Norff. for the which I had lOOti (p. 28). 

"And in 1632 I made a Chimney peece for Mrs. Paston sett up at 
Oxnett (Oxnead) in Norff. for w^. I had 80ti & one Statue of Venus & 
Cupid & had 30ti for it & one Statue of Jupiter 25ti & the three headed 
dog Cerberus with a pedistal 14ti & Seres (Ceres) & Hercules & Mercury 
50Ti & a tomb for my Lady Catherine his dear wife 200ti & a little 
chimney peece in a banqueting house 30ti & one Mance (?) marble table 
with a foot 15ti & diver other things sent down to him from time to 
time as paintings arms &o and in May 1641 sent to him 3 statues the 
one Apollo, Diana, & Juno agreed for 25ti a piece with pedistals p. 28 
tombs Alderman Anguish at Norwich 20ti, Sir Thomas Ewer at Lynn 
95h, Sir Thomas Cornwall groom Porter at Porchester 18ti Mrs- 
Comwaleys of Suff. 16ti, Sir Edward Paston lOOti Lord Kneevett at 
Stan well in Middlesex 215ti Mr. Cook and his wife at Brampton in Suff. 
130ti, Lord Chief Justice Cook (Coke) at Tittleshall 400ti. 

"Paid by him 1629 to John Hargrave who made the statue of Sir 
Edward Cook 15ti. 1638 John Hargrave made the Statue of Lord 
Spencer 1 4ti (p. 29 — 30). This Nicholas Stone Esqr was Master Mason 
to his Majesty & died 1647 <k a famous statuary as were his 3 sons — 
Hargrave his workman was certainly son of Hargrave Rector of 
Blickling Nich. Stone was the fashionable Statuary (p. 34). Stone 
when left to himself had no idea of grace in him (p. 27)." 



Barking, Co. Suffolk. 

Family of Sparrow. 


1576 Klizabeth dr. of Robert & Margaret Sparrowe, April 23. 
1580 John son of Thomas & Grace Sparrowe, Jany. 3. 

1682 Robert sion of Robert & Margaret Sparrowe, May 22. 

1688 Mary dr. „ „ Deer. 14. 

1589 Grace dr. of Thomas A Grace Sparrowe, Augt. 17. 

1598 Elizabeth dr. of Raphe & Mai-y Sparrowe, Deer. 1. 
1601 Marye „ „ June 21. 

1604 Robert son of John k Susan Sparrowe, March 27. 
Sarah dr. of Raphe & Mary Sparrowe, June 17. 

1605 Johan dr. of John &. Susan Sparrowe, Octr. 9. 
1607 Marye „ „ June 29. 
1609 Susan „ „ Deer. 19. 
1612 Johe daur. of John Sparrowe, Augt 11. 

1616 Thomas son „ May 7. 

1616 An dr.. „ Deer. 15. 

1619 Thamar „ July 6. 
1621 Thamar „ May 29. 

1623 Elizabeth dr. of John & Susan Sparrowe, Jany. 15. 

1577 Willm. Poole & Catherine Sparrowe, Deer. 2. 
1593 Robert Knapp & Elizabeth Sparrowe, June 12. 

1599 Thomas Sparrowe & Johan Gaunt, Octr. 9. 

1611 Robert Sparrowe & Margaret Aldritch, Feby. 22. 
1621 John Golman & Grace Sparrowe, June 12. 
1633 Francis Coleman & Marye Sparrowe, Jany. 21. 
1636 Simon Nelson & Sara Sparrowe, Octr. 18. 

1591 Grace wyfe of Thomas Sparrowe, Deer. 29. 

Marye dr. of Robert Sparrowe, March 3. 
1598 John Sparrowe, May 3. 

1604 Robert son of John Sparrowe, April 4. 
Raphe Sparrowe, ffeby. 10. 

1605 Johan dr. of John Sparrowe, Sepr. 19. 
San^ dr. of Raphe Sparrowe, Octr. 22. 
Johane Sparrowe widow, Deer. 10. 

1607 Thomas Sparrowe, ffeby. 13. 

1611 Robert Sparrawe ye elder, June 12. 

1615 Thomas son of John Sparrowe, May 8. 

1620 Thamar dr. of John Sparrowe, May 13. 

1736 Elizabeth dr. of John & Elizabeth Sparrow, Sepr. 5. 
1740 Johnson „ „ March 22. 

174| Susan dr. „ „ Jany. 2. 

1745 Mary Ann „ „ April 21. 

No Marriages. 
1635 Leonard Sparrow, ffeby. 18. 

Barhah, Co. Suffolk. 

1747 John son of John k Elizabeth Sparrow, June 17. 
1810 Eliza dr. of William &, Louisa Sparrow (late Goater), b. June 24, bap. July 22. 

1774 George Ourtia of Belated & Elizabeth Sparrow both single, Octr. 17. 


GosBECK, Co. Suffolk. 

1620 Frances dr. of Nicholas & Joice Sparrowe, Sepr. 25. 
1734 Mary dr. of John & Elizabeth Sparrowe, July 14. 
No Marriages. 

1620 Joice wife of Nicholas Sparrowe, Sepr. 25. 

SwiLLAND, Co. Suffolk. 

173iJ William Chambers widower & Rose Sparrowe single both of this Parish, June 18. 

Westerfield, Co. Suffolk. 

1784 Lucy dr. of Joseph k Mary Sparrow, June 13. 
1786 John son „ „ Octr. 15. 

1788 John son of Bayly & Amey Sparrow, July 20. 
1791 Amey dr. „ „ July 31. 

1692 Thomas Redgrave Gent & Elizabeth Sparrow, Augt. 3. 
- - . ^ . - Susan Ha 

1725 John Sparrow of London Gent. & Susan fiawes of Brandiston both single, 
" .20. 

> Burials. 

Sepr. 20. 



WiTNBSHAM, Co. Suffolk. 

1780 Mary dr. of Joseph &; Mary Sparrow, Sepr. 10. 
1782 Sophia ,, ., April 14. 

No Marriages or Burials. 
Henley Vicarage, Wm. C. Pearson. 


"The Monks and the Giants." — The Whistlecrafl appeal reminds 
me of a book (or more probably a pamphlet) beariug this title, written 
in 1821 by W. and R. Whistlecraft of Stowmarket. May I ask some 
one to be good enough to send a brief note concerning this local 
production, which is, I fancy, but little known ? 


Richard Partridge op Bentlet, Suffolk, 1646. — A scarce old 
tract published in 1647 has the following: — 

" Noremher 5, 1645. The county of Suffolke devided into fourteen Precincts for 
Clasricall Presbetynes, &c., &c 

** The first devision contains the Hundred of Samford withe towne of Polsted, 
their meeting appointed at East Bergholt." Amonest the " Ministers" appointed by 
the Roundhead party was *' Rich. Partridge, Bentley." {Bits about Bergholt, by a 
VUlager. Ipswich: Henry Knights, "Bible and C&own" Printing Works. 1974. 
pp. 105—106. 

Can any reader furnish further information about this Richard 

Partridge 1 Thomas Partridge of Capel (S. Mary), yeoman, made his 

Will 8 Dec, 1625. He bequeaths to his son, Richard, his lands in the 

parishea of Capel and Higham. Richard Partridge of Capel, yeoman, 

made his Will 28 Sep., 1670. He bequeaths to his grandchild, 

Richard P., son of his deceased son Robert P., all the lands at Capel 

which had formerly belonged to Thomas Partridge, his (testator's) 

father. Bentley and Capel are adjoining parishes. 

C. S. P. 




Meadowe of Suffolk (p. 20). — Much information about this fanaily 
is to be found in the following books : — 

I. The Suffolk Bartholomeans : a Memoir of the ministerial and domestic history 
of John Meadows, Clk.j A.M., formerly Fellow of Christ's Ck)llege, Cambridge ; ejected 
under the Act of Uniformity from the rectory of Ousden in Suffolk. By the 
late £dfl»ur Tavlor, F.8.A., one of his descendants. ' With a prefatory notice by his 
sister. i*rintea by Arthur Taylor. London : William Pickering. 1840. (It contains 
tabular pedigrees of the Medows and Fairfax families, and two portraits.) 

II. Lite of the Rev. William Kirby, M.A., f.r,s., F.L.S., etc., rector of Barham. 
By John Freeman, h.a., rural dean ; rector of Ashwicken, Norfolk. London. 1852. 
(Facing page 14 there is a larp^ tabular pedigree of the Medewe family.) 

III. HoUingsworth's History of Stowmarket, paisim ; especially pages 212 — ^215. 

IV. The East Anglian, N.s., Vol. iv., p. 159; Vol. v., p. 22—23 (**Medowe or 
Meadows of Great Yarmouth." Mr. Pearson here corrects some vrrors that appear 
in the pedigrees of Taylor and Freeman). 

V. History of Congrcwrationalism and Memorials of the Churches in Norfolk 
and Suffolk. By John Browne, B.A., Congregational Minister at Wrentham. 
London. 1877. \Sec the index of names.) 

c. s. p. 

Monumental Initial Letters (p. 19). — I. S. B. R. probably In 
spe heatcB Resurrectionis, 

[Replies to same effect from Revs. Dr. Cresswell, A. 6. Legge, and Cecil Deedes.] 

Burton of Great Yarmouth (Vol. v., p. 31). — 

Henry Pole Montague lineally descended fnnn 
George, Duke of Clarence, brother of K. Edward iv. 

Winifred Pole=Tho8. Barrington of Sir Hy. Cromwell descended = Joan d. &h. of 
Montague. I Barrington Hall. from Glothian, Prince of I Sir R. Warren. 
I Powys. tenip. 1080. 

Richard Ferrier, 
Mayor of Norw. 
1478, 1478, 1488, 
1493, and 1498. 

Robt. Fe; 

Sir John lBarrington= Joan, daur. of Hy. 
I Cromw^ell, aunt to the 

Sir George and 
Sarah England 


Richd. Ferrier. 

Robt. Ferrier. 

Sir Richd. Everard,=Joan Barrington 
Bt., of W altham. [ 

Ann Everard,=Genl. John 

Rlizth. England = Robert Ferrier. 

M.P, for Norfolk 16. 

2nd wife. 


Benjn. Ferrier. 

John Burton, h.p. for = Ann Desborow ob. 
Yarmo. 1701, ob. 1708. | 

John Burton =. 


. , Ferrier. 

Mary Ferrier, ob. 1785, st. 70.= John Burton, ob. 1789, st. 80. 

Lorina Burton =Nathl. (son of Wm. Danby Palmer 
-vof Great Yarmouth, Norf.) 
The above is a copy of a pedigree found among my father's papers. Was John 
Burton ever knighted ? 

Great Yarmouth, F. Danby Palmbb. 



Daniel Meadowe of Chattisham Hall, gent, (died Sepr. 7, 1651^ 
aet. 74), was the youngest son of William Medowe of Rushmere, 
yeoman (who made Will Arch. SuflF., Augt. 24, Probt. Octr. 22, 1580), 
by Margaret, his wife ; and grandson of William Medowe of Rushmere, 
yeoman (who made Will Arch. Suff., Sepr. 14, 1541, Probt. Octr. 9, 
1542), by Isabel, his wife. Daniel, in conjunction with his eldest brother, 
William, appears to have purchased Witnesham Hall and estate some- 
time previous to the -year 1614, i\8 the following passage from the Will 
of John Mynter of Witnesham Hall, yeoman (Arch. Suff., Sepr. 2, 
Probt. Deer. 3, 1614), clearly proves. "Item whereas William Medowe 
of Coddenhara and Daniell Medowe of Barham their heires execrs. <fcc., 
are to paye at dyvers dayes and tymes unto myne Exors. for and towards 
the performance of this my last Will and Testament the some of one 
thousand pounds of LawfuU Englysh money as in and by certain 
writings made for the purchasing of Witnesham Hall and lands there- 
unto belonging at Larg appereth." [Witnesham Hall afterwards 
became the residence of the above William Medowe and his descendants.] 
Daniel Meadowe purchased in 1630 the Lordship of Witnesham, with 
the advowson of the living in 1630, from Sir Robert Hitcham, Knt. 
He also inherited property in Martlesham from his father, which was to 
come to him at his mother's death. He appears to have taken up his 
residence at Chattisham about the year 1620. He married Elizabeth 
(buried at Stowmarket, Deer. 28, 1678), daughter, and eventually 
co-heiress of Robert Smith of Wickham Market, by whom he had issue 
eight children. 

1. Daniel Meadowe, the eldest son, was born and baptised at 
Coddenham, Deer. 22, 1618. He died and was buiied at Saxmuudham, 
1675. He made Will, Arch. Suff., Deer. 20, Probt. Deer. 27, 1675. 
He married Mary Brooke of Ipswich, at Barham, Feby. 14, 1652, and 
by her had issue four children. Robert, the elder son, was baptised at 
Chattisham, July 10, 1654, to whom his father devised property in 
Chattisham and Pettaugh. John, the younger, was baptised Augt. 24, 
1663, to whom his father devised property at Saxmundham. Mary, 
devisee of property at Peasenhall and Sibton ; and Elizabeth, devisee of 
property at Martlesham and Henham. 

2. William Meadowe, apparently the second son, named in his 
brother John's account book, March 24, 1667. 

3. Margaret Meadowe, baptised at Chattisham, May 17, 1621, 
married Richard Child of Bury S. Edmund's, m.d., who died 1663. Had 
issue a son, Richard, and several daughters. 

4. John Meadowe 3rd son, bom at Chattisham, April 7. Baptised 
April 29, 1622. Puritan Incumbent of Ousden, Augt. 26, 1653. 
Ejected Augt. 23, 1663. Died at Bury S. Edmund's, buried at 
Stowmarket, March 1, 1696. He married (1) Anne, daur. of Roger 



Rant of Swaffham Priors, Co. Cambs. ; (2) Sarah, daiir. of Benjamin 
Fairfax of Halesworth ; and (3) Anna, daur. of John Beaumont of 
Bildeston. 'By his second wife he had issue 7 children. [For furtfier 
particulars of his descendants see Meadows Pedigree in Freeinan^s " Life 
of Rev. Wm, KirhyJ'] 

5. Thomas Meadowe 4th son, born at Chattisham, Deer. 21, 1623. 
He married Dorothy (died Augt. 13, 1707, set. 75, bur. at Benacre) 
daur. of Henry North of Laxfield, by whom he had issue two children. 
Dorothy, who died unmarried Jany. 6, 1707, 8Bt. 50, and was buried at 
Benacre ; and Revd. Thomas Meadows (died Sepr. 1, 1742, eet. 69, s.p. 
bur. in Middleton Church) Rector of Benacre, 1701-42; of Guntou, 
1702-29; and of Frostenden, 1729-42. He married (1) Frances, 
youngest daur. of John Woodcock (Arms or on a bend Gu. 3 crosslets 
fitch^e of the field) of Middleton, who died in 1725. (2) at Frostenden, 
Sepr. 6, 1726, Sarah, daur. of Revd. Thomas Long (Arms or a Lion 
ramp, azure between 8 croslets of 2nd) Prebend of Exeter, who died in 
1732, set. 44, both of whom are buried in Middleton Church. (3) 
Elizabeth, eldest daur. of Thomas Rivett (Arms Argent 3 bars sa. in 
chief as many trivets of 2nd) of Brandeston Hall, who died Augt. 10, 
1769, 8Bt. 79, and was buried in Wickham Market Church. 

6. Sir Philip Meadowe, 5th son, baptised at Chattisham, Jany. 4, 
1625. He entered the public service and became Latin Secretary to 
the Lord Protector, Knight Marshall of the Palace, and Knight of the 
order of the Elephant of Denmark, <fec. [For further particulars see 
Gentleman's Magazine 1824, pt. ii., p. 518.] He died Feby. 16, 1718, 
and was buried at Hammersmith. He married Constance, 2nd daur. 
and co-heir of Francis Lucy of Westminster, by whom he had issue one 
son and three daughters. He was the great grandfather of Charles 
Medows, who, on succeeding to the estates of his maternal uncle the 
last Duke of Kingston, assumed the surname and arms of Pierrepoint 
in lieu of his patronymic, and was created Earl Man vers, April 9, 1806. 
[See Burke's Peerage,^ 

7. Robert Meadowe, baptised at Chattisham, Octr. 28, 1629. 

8. Elizabeth Meadowe. 

Owen Stockton, sometime op Chattisham (p. 21.) — ^Eleanor, wife 
of Owen Stockton, appears to have been a daughter of Roger Rant of 
Swaflfham Priors, Co. Cambs. She was sister to Mary, who married 
William Meadowe of Henley Hall, gent. ; to Anne, who married John 
Meadowe, clerk, the Puritan Incumbent of Ousden ; and to Sarah, who 
married Robert Chaplyn, gent. Her will is preserved in the District- 
Registry of Bury S. Edmund's. She is therein described as "Eleanor 
Stockton of Bury S. Edmund's, widow." She desires to be laid beside 
her late husband in the chancel of Chattisham Church. There are 
legacies to her son-in-law, Mr. Isaac Jermy of Bury S. Edmund's ; to her 



brother, Mr. Thomas Rant of London; to Mr. Owen Stockton of 
Liondon ; and to the poor people of Mr. Samuel Burj's Society (Mr. 
fBurj is of Bur J S. Edmund's.) " To my four nieces, the daughters of 
my sister, Mrs. Sarah Chaplyn, widow, that is to say to Mary Chaplyn, 
Sarah, now wife of John Meadows, clerk, Hannah Chaplyn, and Elizabeth, 
now wife of Samuel Choyce, clerk, £100 each." Residue to my sister, 
Mrs. Sarah Chaplyn, widow, she to be sole executrix. The will is dated 
14 April, 1712, and probate was granted 22 May, 1712, to Mrs. Sarah 


Ro^er Rant of Swaffliam=. 
Pnors, Co. Cambg. | 

Thomaa Mary Rant,=WilHamMeadowe, s. Elianor Rikiit,=Owen Stockton, 

Rant of bur. at Henley, and h. of Ralph Mea- d. May 12, 1712, clerked. Sepr. 10, 

LiOndon, March 20, 1714, dowe of Henley Hall, bur. beside her tet. 51, buned in 

1712. St. 78. Had gent., bap. at Henley, husband in Chattiaham 

issue seven July 26, 1684, bur. Chattisham Cfararch* 
children, there Qctr. 18, 1711. Church. 

AnneRant=Rev. John Meadowe, Puritan = Sarah, dr. of Ben- Sarah=Robt. 

«n. 1658, Incumbent of Ousden, 3rd son 
•died Deer, of Danl. Meadowe of Chattis- 
1672. B.P. ham Hall, bap. at Chattisham, 
April 29. 16^2, d. at Bury S. 
Ed.*s, bur. at Stowmarket, March 1, 1696. 


Smin Fairfax of Rant, 
alesworth, m. living 
1675. d. Feby. ljl2. 

1687, cet. 38, bur. 
at Stowmarket. 

died be- 
fore 1712. 

■John Meadows eldest son,= 
Nonconf. Minister of Need- 
ham Mkt. for 56 years, bom 
I>ecr. 26, 1676, died April 10, 
bur. April, 1757, in Bark- 
ing Church. 

Henley Vicarage. 



Sarah Chaplyn, d. Mary Chaplyn 
Deer. 24, 1732, aet. 67, 
bur. Jany. 3, in Bark- 
ing Church. Had 8 
surviving daughters only. 


Elizth. Chaplyn 
ux. Samuel 
HannahChaplyn Choyn elk 

Wm. C. Pearson. 

SUFFOLK. SUBSIDY BOLL *l^ 1 Edward in. (1327.) 


Villata de Blveden 
De Sarra le Bray 
„ Willielmo Walter 
„ Rioardo Bralbe 
„ Johanne le Longe 
„ Rioardo le Ry 
„ Rioardo de Lerlingge 
„ Willielmo de Boneton ... 
„ Willielmo Maryote 
„ Hervico de Stanton 
,, Willielmo Caaa 

























De Johanne le Bray 
„ Rogero Coiickok 
„ Ricardo Andreu 
„ Ricardo Wrajl 
„ Johanne le Grey 
,, Adamo de Blofeld 

Sum ma totius vicesime istius villate 

Villata de Brandone 
De Eustachio Sty ward 
, Willielmo le Palmere 
, Adamo CoUe 
,, Willielmo le Draper 
, Isabella Wolfneue 
, Agneta le Webbestere 
, Bartholomeo Archer 
, Willielmo Payn 
, Willielmo de Camera 
, Waltero Noteman 
,, Michaele Spyring 
,, Johanne Mayheu 
, Thoma levene 
, Alicia le Clerk 
,, Hugoni Ope 
,, Henrico le Mellere 
, Ricardo le Mazonn 
, Adamo le Warner 
, Willielmo le Coupere 
, Roberto le Warner 
„ Rogero filio Thome 
„ Thoma filio Alexandri 
, Johanne de Oterynghey* 
, Johanne dc Fransham 
, Robtero le Chapman 
, Willielmo Stannop 
, Johanne Godhewen 
, Waltero levene 
, Johane levene 
, Bartholomeo Clement 
, Johanne Ourefyre 
, Alicia Mareschale 
, Isabella Ope 
, Eustachio filio Petri 
, Waltero Holvered 












7 4 

7 9 

3 6 








3 a 




3 6 






De Rogero Mareschale 
„ Helewis Note 
,, Thoma de Bodeneye 
Johanne Archer 


Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

Villata de Dounham 

Nicholas de Merseye 
Herves de Stanton 
Hugone filio Robert! 
Johanne Pigas 
Thoma de Lyneforde 
Thoma de Berdewelle ... 
Keginaldo Bole 
Hugone Hermy 
Ricardo Aleyn 
Hugone Aleyn 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

Villata de Wangforde 

Persona de Wangford ... 
Willielmo Tilly 
Thoma Legath 
Henrico Walter 
Thoma de Wolfenhawe . . . 
Adamo Colle 
Roberto Clarys 
Willielmo de Chardacre . . . 
Johanne le Neweman . . . 
Johanne ad £cclesiam . . . 
Isabella Davy 
Ricardo de Methelwolde 
Stephano Hene 
Johanne Pyg 
Roberto le Neweman 
Roberto Colle 
Johanne Manys 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

*. d. ob. qu. 





£4 13 


6 6 







3 6 




37 9 


2 8 




3 3 




3 2 



4 2 









52 3 

1 1 




Villata de Lahinghethe 
Johanne atte Hythe 
Johanne Cbipens 
Willielmo ad Crucem 
Willielmo Hotton 
Gilberto Martin 
Johanne Thoury 
Ricardo Pistore 
Laurentio Cryteman 
Isabella Donne 
Nicholas Cartere 
Willielmo Dykeman 
Willielmo de Undeleye 
Agneta Lacy 
Willielmo Matheii 
Roberto Bolt 
Simone Wyles 
Willielmo Donne 
Johanne de Wangford 
Johanne de Bery 
Rogero Cryteman 
Johanne atte Cherchegate 
Johanne Pl*alle 
Adamo Outlawe 
Willielmo Planner 
Thoma Wyles 
Johanne Scharbot 
Roberto de Erawelle 
Johanne de Boneton 
Ricardo atte Lane 
Johanne filio Ricardi pistoris 

«. d. 

ob. qyu 


1 I 

3 6 






2 2 

5 7 

2 11 



10 5 





5 2 

3 2 


9 .7 


6 8 


10 7 





1 1 

2 7 



2 1 


6 6 


2 11 

1 r 



6 8 

2 3 



Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 
(To he continued.) 

116 7 1 


No. V. 
Fr. French; 

N. Noree; D. Danish; S. Swedish; F. Frisan; 
Fl. Flemish ; Dch. Dutch ; D.B. Domesday Book. 
Mabbutt; N- M6d-bjartr; D.B. Modbert, Motbert; Fl. Mabeyt; tee Mabb. 
Mackley, a loc. n. ; iee Mack. 
Maoer ; tec Mace. 
Madder, Maddv ; tee Maddey. 
T^atrnay * tee Alacmess. 

MaUet ; k., Fr.VMalet in Roll of Battel! Abbey, and D.B. 
Mallows, from Mario wes ; a loc. n. (Herts.) 
Maltby, a loc. n. (Lines, and Yorks.) 
Malt; N. Mddi, n.n. ; Dch. Molt 

6. German ;■ 


Mikrch, Marsh, from March ; a loc. d. (Camb.) 

Maroon, Markin ; N. Markus ; D.B. Merken. 

Mare, Maris, Marris, Marritt ; tee Marr. 

Marshall ; Fl. Marchal ; Fr. Marshal. 

Martineau : Fr. Martiny, Martinant. 

Maskell ; Fr. Mosquelier. 

Matcham, from Masham ; a loc. n. (Yorks.) 

Matchett ; Fr. Machotte. 

Mate, Mathews; Dch. Matte, Matthes, Matthies ; Fl. Mat, Mathys. 

Matsell, from Mattishall ; a loc. n. (Norf.) 

Maturin; Fr. Mathurin. 

Maude ; D. Madie ; Dch. Made. 

Maul, Maulkin, Mouel, Mowle ; tee Mole. 

Maxell, Maxwell? 

Mayhew, Meyer, Meer, Mear, Mears, Meers, Myers ; Dch. Meer, Meier, Meyer ; 

Fl. and G. Meyer ; Dch. Meier, Maier ; Fr. Mahieu. 
Mayne, Mean, Mynott ; ue Meen. 

Meade, Mede, Medlock (Lanes.), Meadows (loc. n. Surrey) ; tee Medex. 
Medcalf, Metcalf ; N. MesUKalfr; n.n. 
Meek, Meek, Meoking, Meachen; N. Mikill; D. Micha; Dch. Meegen, Meeken, 

Miche ; G. Micke, Micham ; a p.n. 
Meffen ;-Fl. Meeuwens. 

Meller, from Mellor, a loc. n. (Derbys.) ; Mellersh, from Mellis, a loc. n. (SufF.) 
Merest; Fr. Merresse? 
Merry, Merrison | Dch. Merisson. 

Mickieson ; S. Michaelson ; Dch. Michelsen ; D. Mikelsen. 
Micklethwaite ; aloe. n. (Yorks.) 
Miles, Mill, Mills, Millett, Milne, Milson ; tee Myhill. 
Millinger ; tee Mullinger. 
Mimms, a loc. n. (Herts, and Middlx.) 
Mines, Mingay ; tee Meen. 

Missen, Maysent ; Fl. Misson, Meessen, or Misson, aloe. n. (Staffs.) 
Monument ; Fr. Mahimont or Morimnnt. 
Moon, tee Munn and Mundy ; Dch. Moen ; G. Mohn ; Fl. Moine ; p.n. Mouan, in 

Koll of Battell Abbey ; Moyon or Mohim, a loc. n. Normandy. 
Morrell, Murrell, Muriel, Merrells ; Fr. Morel ; Morell in Roll of Battell Abbey ; 

Morel, a loc. n. Normandy ; D.B. Morel. 
Morris ; Fr. Maurice, Meurice, Meuris ; Morreis in Roll of Battell Abbey. 
Morter ; Fr. Mortiaux, Mortier, Morteaux ; a loc. n. (Normandy.) 
Mortimer, Mutimer ; Fr. Mortimere in Roll of Battle Abbey ; De Mortimer in D.B. 
Mortlock, from Mortlake, aloe. n. (Surrey.) 
Mothersole, from Mattishall ; a loc. n. (Norf. ) 

Mould, from Mold, a loc. n. (Flints.) ; also Moult, a loc. n. (Normandy.) 
Mountain ;.Fr. Montaiffne. 

Mountseer, Mounsher, Monsey, Monser, Mousir, Mouser, Muncy ; Fr. Monseur. 
Moxon ; D. Moeensen ; Dch. Mock, Mok. 
Mozley, from Aloeeley ; a loc. n. (Staffs.) 
Mudie, Moody ; G. Mude ; D. Muthe. 
Mugridg^, Moefferidge ; from Modrydd a loc. n. (Brecon.) 
Mure, Moor; N. Mur; Dch. Moor; Fl. Morre ; G. Mohr. 
Muskett ; Fl. Musschaert, Musschot ; G. Muskat. 
Mussett ; Fr. Musette ; Dch. Mussert. 

MuUey, Mollet, MuUis; Fr. MuUie; G. Mulitz; Fl. Moulaert; D.B. Mule, Mulo. 
Mutton : Fr. Moutcm ; a p.n. 
Nailer, Nelson ; tee Neal. 
Napthen, from Napton ; a loc. n. (Warwicks.) 
Nash, a loc. n. (Kent). 
Naslen, Neslen, Neshn ; tee Nesling. 
Nassau ; Dch. Nussen ? 
Negus ; G. Niesish, Nikish ; Fr. Nicaise. 
Nertigan ; Fl. Neutffens ; Dch. Neutegem. 
Neve ; Fr. Nfeve ana le Nbve. 
Nevell, Neville, Newell ; Neville in Roll of Battell Abbey, a loc. n. (Normandy). 


Newark (Notts.) ; Newberry, Newbury (Berks, and Yorks.) ; Newdick, Newdigate 
(Surrey), Newham ; Newport (Bucks, and Ess.); Newstead (Notts, and Staffs.) ; 
Newton, loc. n. 

Newitt ; Fl. Neute ; p.n. ; ue Newt. 

Newman ; 6. Neumann ; Dch. Numan, Nieman ; S. and D. Nyman. 

Newson ; Dch. Nussen, Nijssen. 

Nicholas, Nichol, Nickless, Nickols, Nix, Niker ; sec Nicker. 

Nightingale ; G. Nachtiffall ; Dch. Nagtegaal ; Fl. Nachtergael. 

Nimmo ; Dch. Nimmo, Niemer, Nieman ; G. Niemann. 

Nince ; G. Nintz. 

Noaks, Nock, N(K5kall ; tee Nockolds. 

Noble; D. and Dch. Nobel; Fl. Nobels. 

Noott, Natt, Nutter ; tee Nudds. 

Norden ; D. Norden ; Dch. Noorden. 

Norman; S. Nordman; G. Noidmann ; D. Norman; Dch. Normant; D.B. Norman. 

Norris ; Fr. Noris, Norice in Roll of Battell Abbey. 

Notcutt, from Northcote ; a loc. n. 

Notley, aloe n. (Ess.) 

Nottage, Nottidffe ; a loc. n. (S. Wales). 

Nurse, Nursey, Nursery ; tee Nourse. 

Nye, Noy ; Dch. Nije, Nuy, Noy. 

Oakley, a freq. loc. n. (Essex, &c.) 

Odams ; Dch. Odems. 

Oddin, a fam. n., pi. of Ode ; see Oddy ; Dch. Oddinck. 

OfHey, a loc. n. (Herts.) 

Offord, a loc. n. (Hunts.) 

Ogden ; a loc. n. (Lanes.) 

Okes, a loc. n. (Lanes.) ; see Oakes. 

Old, Olding, Oldman, Oldring ; S. Olde, Oilman ; Dch. Olde ; D. Olden ; G. 
Ohlmann ; Dch. Olderen. 

Oldroyde ; Fl. Oldrade. 

Oliver, Oliffe, OUay, Olle, Olliffe; N. Olafr; Dch. Olivier, Olie. 

OUett ; Fr. Holiette ; tee Olyott. 

Ones ; Dch. Onasse, or Onehouse ; a loc n. (Suff.) 

Onslow; aloe. n. (Salop.) 

Oram, from Owram ; a loc. n. (Yorks.) 

Ord ; Dch. Oort, Ort. 

Orfeur, from Orford, a loc n. (Suff.) 

Ormiston, a loc n. (Scotl.) 

OrpMen, from Orpington, a loc n. (Kent?) 

Orridge, from Harwich ; a loc. n. (Ess. ?) 

Ortcm, a loc. n. (Westmd.) 

Orvis ; Dch. Avis. 

Osbaldestone, a loc n. (Lanes.) 

Oslar, Osier; Fl. Hosseley, Hostelet 

Ostick; Dch. and Fl. Oosterwijk? aloe. andp.n. 

Oswald ; N. Asvaldr; Fl. D. G. Oswald ; D.B. Oswald. 

Otty, Gates ; see Oddy. 

Ottywill, from Outwell, a loc n. (Norf.) 

Otway; Fl. Ottevaere? 

Oury; Fr. Oury. 

Outon, Outtan ; Dch. Ouden ; or Oulton ; a loo. n. (Norf. and Suff.) 

Over, a loc. n. (Camb.) 

Overman ; Dch. Overman. 

Overton, a freq. loc n. 

Owers ; G. Auras, Auris. 

Oxborrow ; a loc. n. (Norf.) 

Oxer, Oxier, Oxx ; tee Oakes. 

Oxley, a loc n. (Staffs.) 

Ravenstone Hospital, Ashby-de'la-Zouch. H. Barber, m.d 

(To be continued,) 






Cheese or Keys, Roger, Norwich 1253. 
Needham Street. 

House formerly of Eliab (Jumin) fil Jacob, 
left to his heirs. The wife of one of these 
(Jacob fil Eliab) sells it to her brother-in-law, 
Judah fil Eliab (Jurnin). 


House and land of Roger Cheese or Keys. 
Five years later, 1258, we meet with the following :- 
Needham Street, St. Stephen's. 

OS 8.S 


House and lands appertaining to Miriam fil 
Hiam, widow of Jechiel fil Martyr Moase. Sold 
to her father, Hiam fil Perez (Peter) of Ipswich. 


•*« *» 


Land formerly of Roger Cheese, now Henry of Hellesdon's. 

Cheese, Thomas (or Keys), Receives rent on a house in Mancroft 
Street, Norwich, 1243. 

Cohman, Stephen, or Kohnan, Norwich, 1 258. 

Land of John the Palmer. 


House and appurtenances in Mancroft Street, 
St. Peter's. A voluntary gift from its owner, 
Abraham fil Martyr Azriel to his son; Joseph. 

Land of Meir fil Sampson, the Levite. 

In 1264, Cokman appears as a witness in a Hebrew deed. Blom- 
field (Vol. IV., p. 166) has a reference to him and his wife, Maud. 

Constable, The. No name attached. William evidently, Norwich. 

Mancroft Street, St. Peter's, 1243. 


O 08 

Liind of Fluria of Bungay, daughter of Rabbi 
Joseph, and widow of Abraham fil Joce the saint 
of Bungay. One half sold to Eliezer, son of the 
martyr Mosse ; the other half, a voluntary gift 
to Joseph, son of the widow. 

Land of the Constable, and promises of Hugo fil 
Alexander de Marisco. 

Constable, William the, Norwich, 1248, 1257. Apparently there 
are two persons with this name and description. The earlier one figures 
in two Hebrew deeds, and the later one in two Latin deeds ( Westminster 
Abbey Collection). 




The King's Highway. 

Land in St. Peter's, Norwich. Originally 
appertained to Genta, widow of Joseph, son uf 
Rabbi Meir. Sold by her to Menahem fil Joshua, 
the Levite. Sold by him to Jekuthiel fil Jechiel. 

Land of William the Constable, 1248. 

In 1257, we meet with another contract of sale, which is either 

identical with the above property, or is contiguous to it. Plan henewith. 

Public Street 

i B 

Land, courtyard, and appurtenances : St. Peter's. 
Vendors : Samuel ben Abraham and Miriam, his 
wife. Purchasers : Samuel, son of the honorable 
Isaac and Abraham fil DeulecreJse (Solomon). 
Former owner, Samuel fil Joce, who purchased it 
from his uncle, Menahem. 

o 5 

sS . 

•^ J3 'S 

« 0) Q> 

Land of William the Constable, 1257. 

According to the Latin deeds referred to, it would appear that 
William the Constable possessed large properties in St. Stephen's also,, 
which were acquired by purchase by Abraham fil Deulecresse (Dives),, 
and subsequently formed portion of " Abraham's messuage " which fell 
to the Crown when the owner was burnt and quartered. 

M. D. Davis. 
(To be continued.) 


(38) CrUtina daughter of Williavi Coh of Asslien quit claims alt right of 
inlieritance which site has in certain lands tJiat William Iver father 
and Alice her mother acquired of Robert cum Barba of Stoke 
Dated at Assch Sunday on the feast of St, Agnes the Virgin and 
Martyr. 20. Ed. III. 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus ad quos preseus scriptum pervenerit 
Crystyna filia Willirii Cole de Assche Salutem in domino Noveritis me- 
remisisse relaxasse et omnino pro me et heredibus meis in perpetuum 
quietumclamasse in puravirginitate mea totum jus et clameum quod habui 
habeo seu aliquo modo habere potero nomine hereditatis in omnibus terris 
et tenemeutis cum pertinentiis que et quas predictus Willmus pater 
mens et Alicia mater mea perquisiverunt de RoBto cum Barba de Stoke 
juxta Clare Ita videlicet quod ucc ego predicta Cristiua nee heredes mei 
nee aliquis nomine nostro aliquid juris vel clameum in predictis terns et 
tenementis cum pertinentiis de cetero exigcre vel veudicare poterimuS' 
in futurum set ab omni actioiie et demande inde sumus exclusi per 


presentes in perpetuum In cujus rei testimonium huic soripto sigilluok 
meura apposui Hiis testibus Philippo de Ljonns Willmo atte Stoure 
Johfle Yvnoiir Laureutio Vyuour Johile Baroua et Aliis Datum apud 
Assoh die dominica in iesto Sancte Agnetis Virginia et M^urtiris Aima 
Regni Regis Edwardi tertii post oonquestum vioesimo. 

[Attached is a seal of red wax, in the centre appeals to be the- 
spire of a church between two stars, but the legend is defaced.] 

(39) William de Asshen grants to Philip de Lyonns and Alice his ivife a 

piece of land in Ashen, Dated at Ashen Sunday after the feast of 
St. Greg&ry Uiepape, 21, Ed, III, 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego WUlus de Ajtschen dedi concessi 
et hoc presenti carta mea confirmavi Philippo de Lyonns et Alicie uxori 
sue unani pesiam terre jacentem in parochia de Assche inter terram 
predict! Philippi ex utiwjue parte et abuttat ad utrumque capud super 
terram predict! Philippi Habendum et tenendum totam predictam peciam 
terre cum omnibus pertinentiis suis quibuscunque predictis Philippo et 
Alicie et heredibus predicti Philippi de capitalibus dominis feodi illiuS' 
per servisia inde debita et de jure consueta et Ego predictus Willus et 
heredes mei totam predictam peciam tierre cum omnibus pei*tiuentiis 
suis quibuscunque predictis 'Philippo et Alicie ct heredibus predicti 
Philippi contni omnes geutes warantizabimus in perpetuum In cujus rei 
testimonium huic presenti carte sigillum meum apposui Hiis testibus- 
Bot>to de Bumpsted WillD atte Stoure Willo Cole Johe le Vynour Thorn. 
Schalgrey et aliis Datum apud Assche die dominica proxima post festum 
sanoti Grigorii pape anno regni regis PJdwardi tertii post couguestum 
vioesimo primo. 

[Appended is a circular seal of brown wax, in the centre there 
appears to be a floral design, possibly a grape vine, with the legend s.p. 


(40) William Brouning of Ashen grants to Philip de Lyonns and Alice 

his wife two pieces of arable land and a piece of pasture in Ashen, 
Dated at Ashen Monday ajter the feast of the Annunciation, 21, 
Ed, II L 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Willus Brooming de Asch dedi 
concessi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Philippo de Lyonns et 
Alicie uxori sue dnas pecias terre et unam peciam pasture jacentes in 
parochia de Asch quarum una pecia jacet inter terram predicti Philippi 
ex parte una et abuttat ad unum capud super Croftam Will? Stoure et 
alia pecia jacet inter teram predicti Philippi ex parte una et abuttat ad 
unum capud super mesuagium predicti Philippi et prediota pecia pasture 
jacet inter pratum predtcto Philippi exparte una et abuttat ad unum 
capud super stagnum predicti Philippi Habendum et Tenendum predictas 
pecias terre cum predicta pecia pasture cum omnibus eorum pertinentiis 
predictis Philippo et Alicie et heredibus predicti Philippi de capitalibus 


dominis feodorum per servisia debita et consueta Et ego prediotus Willus 
et heredes mei predictas pecias terre cum predicta pecia pasture cum 
omnibus pertinentiis eorum predictis Philippo et Alicie et heredibus 
predict! Philippi contra omnes gentes warantizabimus in perpetuum In 
cujus rei testimonium buic presenti carte sigillum meum apposui Hiis 
testibus RoBto de Bumpsted Willo Stoure Will5 Cole Johe Vinour Johe 
Baroun et aliis. Datum apud Asch die lune proxima post festum 
Annunciacionis beate Marie virginis anno regni regis Edwardi tertii post 
conquestum Vicessimo priroo. 

[Appended is a circular seal of brown wax, similar to the last] 

(41) John Wale of Stoke-hy-Clare and John Parker of Clare quit claim 

to Robert Cole of Ashen all their right and claim to the lands and 
tenements in Ashen which they acquired from William Cole except 
a tenem/nt called " Osebemespings" Dated at As/un, Wednesday 
after the feast of St Laurence the Martyr, 28. Ed, II L 

Omnibus Christi fidelibus hoc presens scriptum visuris vel auditnris 
Joh/ies Wale de Stoke juxta Clare et Johnes Parker de Clare salutem in 
domino Noveritis me concessisse remisisse et omnino de nobis et 
heredibus nostris in perpetuum quietum clamasse Roberto Cole de Ashen 
•et heredibus suis totum jus nostrum et clameum quod habuimus vel 
aliquo modo habere poterimus in omnibus terris et tenements cum suis 
pertinentiis que habuimus ex dono et feoffamento Willo Cole in villa de 
Asshen excepto quodam tenemento vocato Osebemespings Ita videlicet 
■quod nee nos predicti Johnes Wale et Johnes Parker nee heredes nostri 
nee aliquis nomine nostro aliquod jus vel clameum in predictis terris et 
tenementis cum suis pertinentiis de cetero exigere vel vendicare 
poterimus In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti quiete clamantie 
sigilla nostra apposuimus Hiis testibus Philippo de Lyonns Johfie de 
Asshen, Willmo atte Stoure, Alexandre Mot, Thoin Scalegrey el Aliis 
Datum apud Asshen die mercurii proxima post festum Sancti Laurentii 
Martiris Anno regni regis Edwardi tertii post conquestum vicesimo tertio. 

[The seal is missing.] 

(42) Robert Cole of Ashen, John Wale of Stoke-by-Clare, and John Parker 

of Clare grant all tJie lands and tenements (which were formerly 
Ric/iard Oseba*n*s in Ashen, and which they had acquired from 
William Cole), to Catherine Cristina and Agnes the daughters of 
William Cole, Dated at Ashen Sunday after tJie feast of the 
Assumption, 23, Ed. Ill, 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nos Robtus Cole de Asshen Johnes 
Wale de Stoke juxta Clare et Johnes Parker de Clare concessimus et hac 
presente carte nostra confirmavimus Katerine Cristine et agneti quondam 
filiis Willi Cole de Asshen omnia terras et tenementa que quondam 
fuerunt Rici Osebem in villa de Asshen que habuimus ex dono et 
feoffamento Willi Cole de Asshen cum omnibus pertinentiis suis Haben- 


dum et Tenendum omnia predicta terras et tenementa cum omnibus 
pertinentiis suis predictis Katerine Cristine et Agneti quondam filiis Willi 
Cole heredibus eorum et eorum assignatis de capitalibus dominis feodi 
per servicia inde de jure debita et consueta In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti carte sigilla nostra apposuimus Hiis testibus Philippo de Lyonns 
Johne de Asshen WillBio atte Stoure Alexandro Mot Thorn Scalegrey et 
dliis Datum apud Asshen die domiuicaproximapostfestum Assumptionis 
Sancte Marie Virginis Anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii post coiiquestum 
vicesimo tertio. 

[Appended are three small circular seals of white wax defaced and 

(To be continued,) 


Stonham Aspal, Co. Suffolk. 

Family of Wingfield. 

1667 Anthonius Wingfield Sti. Petri pauperiH Londin viduus et Amia Morgan de 

Stonham Aspal soluta cootraxerunt matrimonium Decemb. vicessimo primo. 

] 669 Amia Wingfield nl Anthoni Wingfield et Amie ux eiuR bapt. Novemb. secundo die. 

1671 Anthonius ,, „ A^rilis 6. 

1672 Amia uxor Anthoini Wingfield ffenerosi Kepulta Decembris vicessimo die. 

1689 Mr John Clarke & Mrs. Amie Wingfield were married July 7. 

1690 Amie dr. of Mr. John Clarke k Amie his wife bapt. May 7. 

1691 Mr. Anthony Wingfield & Mrs. Mary Blomfield were married Aiig^ 13. 

1692 Anthony son of Anthony Wingfield gent. & Mary his wife, bap. July 21. 
1694 Mary dr. „ „ April 17. 

1696 John son „ „ Augt. 27. 

1697 Mrs. Amie Morgan vid. bur. May 28. 

1698 Elizabeth dr. of Anthony Wingfield gent. & Mary his wife, bap. July 7. 
1700 Thomas son „ „ Novr. 11. 
1703 Amie dr. „ „ April 22. 
170^ Henry son „ „ & bur. March 8. 

Mrs. Mary ye wife of Anthony Wingfield gent., bur. March 12. 
1706 Henry son „ Novr. 7. 

1714 Anthony Wingfield Junr. gent., bur. Novr. 11. 

1725 John Dade m.d. of Ipswich & Elizabeth Wingfeld of this Parish were married 
with licence, Augt. 6. 

1728 Elizabeth dr. of John Wingfield gent. & Elizabeth his wife was born Oct. 12 k 

bap. Novr. 19. 

1729 Anthonius fil Johannis Wingfield clerici et Elizabethe ux. eius nat. 27 die 

Novemb. bap. 9 Decemb. 

1730 Antonius Wingfield Armiger sepult. fuit Octob. 26. 

AntoniuB fil Johannis Wingfield clerici et Elizabethe ex eius sepult. Novr. 18. 
Maria „ „ nat. 16 Januar. bap. 25 ffebruar. 

1731 Maria „ „ sepulta Julii 17. 
1736 Rev. Mr. John Wingfield was buried Jany. 7. 

1762 Mr. Thomas Winfield was buried July 24. 

1651 Antonius fil Ant. Morgan et Amie ux. eius nat. Novr. 5, bap. Deer. 2. 



1667 Charles son of Harbottle Wingfield Esqre. & Catherine his wife, Jany. 26. 

1654 Thomas Rysby & Johanne Harbottell, Novr. 30. 



1598 Henry Wingfield gent., March 18. 

1«27 William Wingfield fil. HarboteUe Wingfield Armig, Maii 29. 
l(Mi8 Ralph Wingfield gent., May 1. 

Hemingston, Co. Suffolk. 

1736 Thomas Wingfield of Tannington gent k, Mary Fowle of Hemingston, both 
single, were married Deer. 16. 

Slahs in Chancel of Crowfiehi Chapel. 
" Hie poflita sunt Corpora | Harbotelli Wingfield de ! Crofeild Armig. et 
Elizabeths | uxoris illius, Habuerunt 9 | filios et 8 fiuaa, Obiit hie JuL | xxxi. 1645.** 
" Dorothy Wingfield | Dyed the lOth of | March 1638." 

Henley Vicarage, Wm. C. Pbarson. 




A.D. 1444—1620. 

Tabula teatamentorum probat ab Anno Dni 1458 usq3 ad Annum 1477. 

[N.B. 1464 omitted or lost] 


Nanie of Ttttaior. 



Margie i Hatter 




Johanis | Hairon 




Johanis Herldom 




Alaui ' Hollin 




Johannis ' Hacon 




Johannis | Hill 




Robti 1 Hawin 




Johannis ! Hay 




Johanis 1 Haisker 




Cecelie Hunn 




Cecilie Hulner de 



Simonis Jaoobb 


































































Namt of 


















































































































































Kirthmis (sic) 


Wickhiij flkett 





























































The Long Hot 

we, Saffron Walden. 

W. E. LaTTON, P.8.A 

(To be cont 




" The Private Building of Ships to the Increase of the Navie." 
Temp, Eliz. — I met with the enclosed in au old book catalogue the other 
day (priced at 21/-) : — 

"The original Royal Order or Warrant by Queen Elizabeth to her 
Treasurer or Chamberlayne, to pay or cause to be paid to her well- 
beloved subjects Thomas Tomson of Harwich, mariner, Toby as Gentleman 
of Yarmouth, maryner, Edward Stephens of Lowestoft, shipwright, 
Thomixs West of Ratcliffe, mariner, and John Wylkynsson of Ipswich, 
shipwright, who have of late built five good shipps, named the Desire of 
Harwich of the burthen of one hundred and forty tons. The Pilgrim of 
Yarmouth of 200, The Susan of London 160, the Rose Lton of London 
200, and the Danyel of Ipswich 120 tons and tonnage, to the increase 
of the Navie of this our Realme, which is to our great pleasure and to 
the comfort of our natural subjects. As the charges for the said new 
Shippes are verie great for the said Tobyas and the others tu bear, Her 
Majesty order that 830 crowns of five shillings sterlynge value each be 
given to them towards their expenses, as an encouragement to others to 
do likewise, dated at Richmond xlii. Queen Eliz. 1599." 

I should like to hear through the Ea»t Anglian whether any thing 
is known of Edward Stephens of Lowestoifc, who appears to have built 
the Susan of London of 160 tons burthen, and also whether she was 
built in Lowestoft or London and what became of her eventually. 

In the Daily Telegraph of March 20th appears a leading article anent 
the Record office and the National Records. Incidentally it is mentioned 
" In many instances, although all legal documents were supposed to be 
consigned to some place of Governmental custody, writs and other forms 
of process strayed into the ra^ shops round about Drury Lane and 

Lincoln Inn Fields, and fragments of parchment could be 

purchased for the convenient but ignoble purpose of mixing snuff 

Did this Royal Order or Warrant stray off in the same fashion ? 

Lowestoft, John L. Clembnce. 

Colman, the Rev. Samuel Summers, m.a. (of Broome Place near 
Bungay). — Can any one tell me whether there is any portrait of this 
Clergyman in existence 1 He was of Caius College, Cambridge. Rector 
of Rushmere, Suffolk, from 1791 to 1842. He died 22nd May, 1842,. 
at Boulogne, aged 75. 

4, Surrey Street^ Noruich, Geo. W^ G. Barnard. 



No. VII. 


Lord Miicaulay says of the result of the General Election of 1698, 
that " the ranks of the staunch ministerial Whigs were certainly much 
thinned ; but it did not appear that the Tory ranks were much fuller 
than before. That section of the representative body which was 
Whiggish without being ministerial had gained a great accession of 

The County of Norfolk had been represented in the previous 
Parliament by Sir Jacob Astley, the first baronet, and ancestor of the 
present Lord Hastings, and Sir Henry Hobart, father of the fii-st Earl 
of Buckinghamshire. Sir William Cooke, who had formerly represented 
the County, now came forward with Sir Jacob Astley, on behalf of the 
" Country " party (" Whiggish but not ministerial ") against Sir Henry 
Hobart, the candidate of the Court party. 

The following letters refer to the candidature of Sir W. Cooke and 
Sir J. Astley, who were returned. 

"These To Thomhagh Gurdon Esq, 

at his house in Letton, near Shipdam, Norfolk, leave this at the 
post house in Shipdam. 

Frank: Jacob Astley. 

Cozen Gurdon 19 May 98 

I received both yr. very kinde letter, for wch. T retume you my 
hearty Thankes and for yr. proposall you sent, which I acknowledge 
would be very advantageouse if I could get it done, for I am told those 
moneyes will not be paid yet, however I shall make it my endeavour, 
and give you an account as soon as I can. I am of opinion wth. Sir 
William that we shall meet wth. greater opposition than was at first 
imagined, and therefore it will be more necessary that our friends be 
active, for ye party is so. I have wrote to Sr. J. Holland wch. I hope 
he hath received- and to severall other gentlemen and am writing to 
more by this post, and shall not forget what you put mee in minde of : 
Amongst the rest I wrote to one Mr. TrafFord who I heard was at the 
Bath and was a great stickler for Sir H. H. interests. I believe Sir Wm. 
remember him in ye Convention, for he served then for Lyn : I wrote 
likewise to Sir N. C. to discourse wth. him about this election, and he 
hath declared for Sir W. Cook and myself. He said that he had a 
respect for Sir H. H. but he thought at present he was not to be trusted 
with the English Libertyes : I pray present my service to Sir Wm. and 
my Lady and to my Cozen Heme & Freeston to whom I desior yu. 
would excuse mee for not writing : I am, 

Yr. humble servant, 

Jacob : Astley." 



Sir John Holland of Quiddenham, was created a baronet in 1629, 
and died in 1701, at the age of 98. 

Mr. Sigisnuind Trafford had represented King's Lynn in the 
Convention Parliament, when Sir W. Cooke and Sir H. Hobart were 
membera for the County, and Sir Nevill Catlyn (here referred to as Sir 
"N. C") for Norwich. 

Sir W. Cooke the 2nd Bart, was the son of Mary Astley, aunt to Sir 
Jacob ; he married Jane Stuart (e regid familid, as stated in his epitaph) 
and left no son, but seven daughters, of whom one died unmarried, and 
the other six married respectively, Thornhagh Gurdon of Letton (to whom 
the above letter is addressed), John Gurdon of Assington, Bedingfield of 
Dichingham, Proctor of Langley, Heme of Amering, and Freeston of 
Mendhani : the last two are the cousins mentioned in Sir J. Astley'a 
letter. Sir Jacob himself married Blanch, eldest daughter of Sir Philip 
Woodhouse of Kimberley. 

The next letter is from Mr. Heme to Thornhagh Gurdon : — 

**Dear Brother, 28th May, 1698. 

I am greatly oblidged by your kind invitation to Letton, whether I 
had intended about this time but am prevented by an accident 
(comunicated to Sr. Wm. Cooke in my last) wch had like to have proved 
fatall to me, I thinke I need not tell you that mj crazy body will 
scarcely permit me in my best state of health to pay due civilityes to 
my friends, therefore I hope you will the more easily excuse me at this 
time, believe me Sr. I have a reoll value & respect for you & my 
sister Gurdon so that (altho* Sr. Wm. were not with you) my inclinations 
would as soon draw me to Letton as any place I know. As to the great 
affair of our next Election for Knts. &c, I find all that 1 meet wth 
extreamly pleased with success of ye last meeting in refference to Sr. 
Wm. Cooke, his reall worth <fe modesty (a vertue peculiar to hiraselfe in an 
impudent age wherein some would force their country men to give them 
an opportunity to undoe them) has not only rivetted his old friends to his 
interest, but likewise brought over one of the chiefe supporters of Sr. 
Hen. Hots, party, my neighbour Mr. Tho. Ward of Lakenham, who telVd 
me the last weeke that he will never appear more for Sir H. H., nor will 
he receive the letter wch he heare is coming to him on the like occasion, 
4k further he voluntarily promised to appear & vote for Sr. Wm. {& 
I hope to engage him to doe the like for Sr. J. Astley) all these things 
considered I see no probability that Sr. Wm. should be baffled by Sr. 
H. H. unless Sr. Wm. should declare (as Dr. Gates did on another 
occasion) that he will venture body and soul to serve the court interest 
without any respect to bis country. On the other hand I must tell you 
that I doe not meet v^th that satisfaction that I desire in the case of Sr. 
J. Astley, neverthelesse my utmost care and diligence shall be employed 
faithfully in his service, tho I fear it will not turn to the desired effect 
unlesse Sr. J. A. take due care of the freeholders in his own 


neighbourhood aud likewise employ his friends privately to bring up as 
many as can be gotten out of the Marshlands to serve him. Pray give 
my humble service to my Aunt Gurdon the same is heartily tendred to 
jou & my sister by 

Sr. your most afFec. brother <k humble servant, 

J. Heme." 

In June, Sir Jacob Astley writes again : 

2d June 98 Westminister 

" Cozen Gurdon 

I have been twice or thrice with the Agent Mr. Paine, and he hath 
faithfully promised to pay the money so soone as the poll tax is passed, 
wch. I beleeve will be wth. in this fortnight, tho some say the Lords 
have obiections to make against it wch. concern themselves; I have 
likewise the promise of Lt. Generall Bellasis that it shall be then paid, 
who tho an officer wishes well to us. I pray present my service to Sir 
William Cooke and acquaint him, That I have wrote to at least 40 or 50 
-Gentlemen to desire their concurrence for Sr. William and my Self, 
and I have spoke wth. others here as Sr. Cyrill Wych, Capt. Soames, 
et cceU And I have also spoke to severall members of parliament whome 
I could confide in and others to write to their friends to serve Sr. Wm, 
wch. they tel race they have done, so yt. I have done what possibly is in 
jny power. And therefore I desire and hope yt. Sr. William Cook will 
give himself the Trouble now wq are engaged to be as active as I have 
been ; otherwise it will be a disadvantage to mee. I hear yt. Sr. H. H. 
wth. Col. Walpoole have taken great paines, but I do not hear yet that Sr, 
H. Hobarts partner is yet named. I am in very great haste and 
therefore be pleased to pardon this scrible from 

Your affectionate Humble servt., 

Jacob Astley. 

I did a good while since write to my Lady Hare & to Sr. Ralph and 
I hear they are making interest for us. I have not wrote to Sr. £dm. 
Bacon of Gillingham, wch. Sr. Wm. will remember & those Gent, 

Sir Cyrill Wyohe was the son of Sir Peter Wyche, ambassador at 
Constantinople ; he was Secretary for Ireland, k purchased Poynings, in 
ihe parish of Hockwold, Norfolk, 

Edmund Soame, of Dereham Grange was elected h.p. for Thetford 
in 1701. 

Robert Walpole, the father of the celebrated Prime Minister, 
xepresented Castle Rising. 

Sir Ralph Hare was the 3rd baronet, & Lady Hare was a daughter 
of Walter Norbome, of Colne^ Wilts. 

Sir £dmund Bacon of Gillingham, although an ancestor of the present 
premier baronet, did not hold that position, but belonged to the younger 
branch, whose baronetcy became merged in the premier baronetcy in 1755. 


It will be observed that Parliamentary Elections, 200 years ago, 
much resembled those of the present day. Each of the two colleagues 
thought that £he other was not sufficiently active, and their supporters 
imagined that the gain of one vote decided the election. 

There is one more record of the Norfolk Election in 1698, in the 
handwriting of Thomhagh Gurdon on the back of an old farm lease. 
"July ye 3. 1698 was the Election. 

Evry body taking care in their neighbourhood Saturday before the 
Election Sr. Jac: & Sr. Wm. met at Norwich with severall of their friends 
& agreed to meet St. Stephens. Sr. Jac. did not come up time enough to 
goe wth Sr. Wm. but at ye tail of his comp. wch were goein when wee 
cam <fc wee heard ye front shout in Market in middle St. Step. Sr. Ed. 
Bacon, Catlyn <fec. came back to meet Sr. Jac. and goe in wth him also, 
weh filled the town. Ld. Paston & Sr. H. H. came after with a thin 
attend, about 4 came up. about 100 gen. for Sr. Jac. & Sr. W., «k above 
ye number of clergy, at wch Sr. H. H. sd ye blackgard goeing to }'Tn." 

Lord Paston was the eldest son of the 2nd Earl of Yarmouth, by 
Charlotte Jemima Maria, a natural daughter of Charles ii. by Viscountess 
Shannon. He appears to have been Sir H. Hobart's colleague on this 
occasion, and was elected for Thetford in the following year. 

It is probable that Lord Hobart did not use the expression 
" blackguard " in its present use, but that he merely meant that the 
black guard, i,e. the clergy, were siding with his opponents. 

Grunduhurgh Hall. W. Brampton Gurdon. 

The Glovbr Family op Frostendbn. — Writing under "Frostenden,'^ 
Suckling I think makes a slight mistake with respect to the Glover 
Family. He says the Glover (Wm.) who first presented to Frostenden 
in i6*26, resided at Frostenden Hall, and died there, aged 83, the same 
year. My impression is that he confuses this Wm. Glover with a 
descendant of the same name whose monument is in the Church, 
according to which he died in 1726, aged 83. Of course both events are 
possible, but very improbable ; and Suckling gives no authority for the 
Jirst, while I can find no monumental corroboration of it in the Church. 
At p. 323 he gives the monumental date correctly, but he still seems 
confused, as he places this (1 726 monument) first, and the 1660 monument 
after it, just as if the 1726 Wm. Glover referred to the ancestor, whereas 
it refers to a descendant. The Frostenden Registers have a curious 
commentary on the sturdy Churchmanship of the Glovers. In 1653 
occurs the entry — " Here begineth the Register for Birthes according to 
the Acte of Parliam* dated the 24th of August 1653."— Then follow 
various entries of birth until 1660 (when the baptisms or babtisms 
recommence), but there is one solitary exception. Wm. Glover evidently 
scorned this kind of registration, and after one entry of birth dated Dec. 
17, 1653, there occurs the following : — " John the sone of William Glouer, 
Esqr., and Marye his wife was baptised the 28th day of fTebruaye, 1653.**^ 

E. L. H. 



Inscriptions upon Slabs lying on the floor of the Chancel of Raydon church : 

1. (partly covered by the organ). Arms — Within a bordure 
engrailed two swords saltire-wise, a raullet for difference. Crest — Out 
of a ducal coronet a leopard's head langued. . . . Body of | ... [thjis 
Parish. { . . . [EuzIabbth | . .. . hs Braoe | . . . [s ?1ous And s | . . . thia 
Life I . . . [a]ged 79 | ... of | ... the above | . . . [HJrand | . . . [L]ipe 
I ... 7 years. (There are several slabs covered by the organ). 

TI. ''M S I Gborgji Clarke | a h | Hujus Ecclesiee (de Royoon | 
Nuper Rectoris | Qui Duxit Uxorem Elizabeth*"' | Iohannis Brand 
Armergeri | Filiam Natu Maximam | Quae Hoc Marmor { Moereus 
Posuit I Obiit Martii 19«. An<>, Dom, 1729 | ^Etatis Suce Ol^ | " 

III. " Here Lieth Interred the Body of | Mrs. Amy Brand One of 
ye Daughters | of John Brand Late of this Parish. | Esqr. She Departed 
this Life the 24th | of February 1728-9 Aged 33 | At the Head of this 
atone [ Lieth Also Interi-ed | Elizabeth Late Wife of | Iohn Brand 
Esqr. I who Departed this Life | the 28th of luly 1737. | Aged 77 
Years. | " 

IV. Ai'ms — Gules within a bordure engrailed two swords saltire- 
wise. Crest — Out of a ducal coronet a leopard's head langued. 
" Sacred | to the Memory of \ George Clarke, GenL \ late of Hadleigh 
in this County | Son of the Revd. George Clarke | late Rector of this 
Parish | he departed this Life | Deer. 4th 1786. Aged 71. | " 

V. " In Memory of | Amy Stubbin | Wife of Mr. John Stubbin * 
' I and Niece of Wm. Brand t Gent. | late of this Parish | who departed 
this Life | May the 20th 1765 | Aged 47 Years. | " 

Inscriptions in Raydon Churchyard : 

I. (head-stone). " Sacred | To the Memory of | Josiah Stubbin | 
who died Novbr. 1st 1817 | Aged 68 Years. | " 

II. (head-stone). " In Memory of | Elizabeth J the Wife of | 
JosiAH Stubbin Junr. \ who departed this Life | the 1st of October 
1786 I Aged 25 Yeara. | " . . . "Also | £uzabeth Weeding Stubbin | 
her Daughter who died in her Infancy | the 23rd of March 1782. | " 

* Probably son of John Stubbin of Raydon, ^eut., and Elizabeth his wife, da. of 
Richard Partridge of Holton S. Mary, Bon of Robert Partridge of Holton S. Mary, 

feut— See p. 245. " John Stubbin Gentleman their Att«imey " (deed dated 7 July» 
779). John Stubbin of Raydon, Gentleman (deed dated 7 July, 1770). John 
Stubbin of Higham, Gentleman (deed dated 14 Mar. 1786). " Mr. John Stubbin " 
was a witness of the Will, dated 7 Nov. 17«8, of Arthur Partridge of Shelley Hall. 

t Polstead, Suffolk :—" Here is the Seat of WiUiam Beat Brand, Esq."— Kirby's 
Suffolk TravfUeTt second edit. (1764), p. 265. ** The manor was anciently neld by the 
Lambum.s, and afterwards by the Brands. It paraed from the latter, in 1814, to " . . . 
—White's Suffolk, edit, of 1844, p. 564. 

I Da. of John and Elizabeth Weeding (see p. 276)? 


III. (head-stone). "In Memory of\ Maria Ann | Daughter of | 
JosiAH Stubbin Senr. \ and Ann his Wife | who departed this Life | the 
20th, of Novr, 1790 | Aged 31 Years. | " 

IV. (altar-tomb, south side). " Sacred | To the Mevioiy of \ 
Francis Stubbin | 4^ Yearn occupier of\ the Hall Farm, \ in this 
Parish; | who died Novr. 25th 1851 | Aged 70 Years. | " . . . "Sacred 

I To the Memory of \ Margaret, | Wife of \ Francis Stubbin | who 
died Octr. 26th 1851 | Aged 67 Years. | ".. . . 

V. (chevron-shaped tomb, south side). "In memory of'1 Francis, 


Jany. 18th 1864 | aged 57 years. | " 

VI. (chevron-shaped tomb, south side). " In affectionate remem- 
brance OF I John Stubbin, | who entered into rest July 2nd 1884, | 

AGED 74 YEARS. | " . . . 

VII. (chevron-shaped tomb, south side). " In memory of | John 
Thomas James | only son of John and Mary Ann Stubbin | who died 
July 23rd 1866, | aged 6 years. | "*. . . 

VIIJ. (chevron-shaped tomb, south side). " In memory of | 
William Grovt Last, | late of Peyton Hall Ramsholt. | in this 

COUNTY, I WHO DitiD JANUARY 19tH 1866. AGED 47 YEARS. ] " North 

side : " In memory of | Sarah | wife of William Grovt Last | who 
DIED April 9th 1882 | aged 70 years. | " 

Inscription upon a Slab in Shelly cJiurchyardj Suffolk : 

"In memory of | Harriet Louisa,* | the wife of Robert Stubbin, 
I (of Raydon I who departed this life I March 3uD 1842, | aged 43 1 


Notes.— To "Bridget the Daughter of Mr. John Stebbing of Raydtm "... "Ten 
pounds to buy her a King and if the said Bridgett shall not m of the Aage of iiifteen 

Years when the other Legacies herein before Given "....*' shall be payable" 

—Extract from the Will, dated 6 Ap. 1736, of Alderman Partridge of Stratford S. 
Mary, ^nt., whose cousin, £lizal)eth Partridge, was wife of the "John Stebbing" 
above-cited. The Will was proved L5 Oct., 1737, at Ipswich. 

" Mr. James Stubbin, of Ipswich " was a subRcriber to Kirby's Suffolk Traveller, 
second edition (1764). 

Stebbings ; Norse, Sleypir ; Domesday Book, Stepi, Stepiot ; Fl. Stepan, Steppe ; 
Dch. Step, Stephan; Danish, Stephens? 

Stubos; Nr)rse, Stufibi\ nickname; Domesday Book, Stubart; German, Stobe; 
Danish, Stub; Fl. Stubbe.— 2%« East Anglian, N.a., Vol. iv., p. 205. 

♦ Fourth da. of John Partridge of Shelly and Elizabeth, his wife, eldest da. of 
Thomas Ansell of (Treat Wenham and Elizabeth, his wife, da. of . . . Kemball. 
t It should be " 44." She was bap. 2.5 June, 1797. at Shelly. 
t Da. of . . . Durham. 

c. s. p. 



No. in. 

THES heTie the Farcollis of PLATE made and delivered unto my 
Lordes Grace by me Robt. Amadas for thabbej o/SENT ALBONES by 
the c&inmarindement of my said Lord as follouethe. 

Item deliveryd oone peyre of Coveryd Basoas gilte poiss. cxxxv oz. 
the oz. iiiJ5. viijc?. — xxxj/. x«. 

Item oone peyre of new Potts gilte poiss. ex oz. the oz. iijs. viijc/. — 
xxv/. xiij«. iiijrf. 

Item twoo Costyd Saltis gilte poiss. Ixxix oz. d. the oz. iiij«. viijrf. — 
xviij/. x«. 

Item oone Standing Ciippe costid gilte poiss. Ixix oz. d. the ounce 
iiij«. viijc?. — xvj/. iiij«. iiijV. 

Item oone Standing Cuppe gilte poiss. xxxij oz. iij qrt. the oz. iiij». 
y}d. — vij/. vijs. iiijd ob. [caret iij(f.] 

Item vj Boolls gilte poiss. clxxiiij oz. d. the oz. iiij«. iiijcf. — xxxvij/. 
xvj«. \]d. 

Item yj oder chasyd gilte poiss. ciiij ij oz. d. the oz. iiijs. iiijc?. — 
xxxix/. x«. xd. 

Item oone Leyar gilte poiss. clxxiiij oz. d. the oz. iiij«. viijcf. — \L 
xv». vjc?. 

Item oone gilte Cruyse with a cover poiss. xiij oz. qrt. the oz. iiijs. 
viijrf. — iij/. xxijrf. 

Item twoo Nutre Shells wheche I dyd receive amongst the Plate 
that came from Sent Albonnes poiss. vij oz. the oz. iij«. vijc/. — xxv«. jrf. 

Item vj Sponnes gilte poiss. xj oz. the oz. iiij«. viijc?. — li«. m\d. 
Sum. of these Parcelts due to me the 


said Robt. amountethe to ciiij ixZ. vj/j. ixc/. ob. 

Item more deliveryd to the same Abbey in Plate parcell gilte, oone 
Bason of Silvar parcell gilte poiss. Ixj oz. qrt. the oz. iijs. xd. — xj/. xiij«. 
ix(/. ob. 

Item iij Ewara of Dominus Fortis poiss. ciij oz. d. the oz. iij«. xc/. — ■ 
xx/. vijc/. 

Item twoo Pottis parcell gilte poiss. ciij oz. the oz. iij«. xrf. — xix/. 

xiiij«. x(/. 

Item iiij Candilstekes parcell gilte poiss. iiij v oz. the oz. iij«. xrf. — 

xvj/. v«. xc/. 

Item xxiiij Boolls parcell gilte poiss. Ccv oz. the oz. iij«. xc/. — cxv/. 
xix«. ijfi. 

Sum, of these parcelts due to me 


the said Robert Amadas. ciiij iij/. xv«. \]d. 

72 THE EAST anguan; ok, 

HERAFTER imuetlie the ParcelU of olde Plate new dressid up and 
amended for the said Abbey of Sent Albonues as follotcethe, 

ITEM iiij rounde Saltis with a Cover hanging a Tour upon the 

toppe poiss. iiij ij oz. 

Item oone Standing Cuppe gilte with a Cover chasid with a 
Cardinull Hattis poiss. xxxvj oz. d. 

Item oone st*inding Cuppe gilte with a Cover called the Rooses 
poiss. xxxvij oz. 

Item vj Boolls chasid with a Cover poiss. clxxviij oz. 
Item oone blacke standing Nutte with a Coover poiss. xxxvj oz. 
Item oone Spice Plate all gilte and inamylid callid the Edtoard of 
Camarvyn poiss. cxxij oz. 

Item oone chaste Salte with a cover poiss. xxxvj oz. qrt. 
Item xij Sponnes markyd with Eygillis, oone excepte markjd withe 
a Lambe, and vj markyd withe Lambes, and xij Sponnes of sondry 
mark is poiss. xxxj oz. 

Item oone (Miaifing Dyshe of silvar poiss. xlvij oz. 
Item oone peyre of Coveryd Basons withe Lambes in the Bottoms, 
parcell gilte poiss. cvij oz. 

Sum, Cccxij oz. iij grt 

For the dressing up of it v/. 

JSuin. totalis of this accompte 
due to me Robart Amadiis, 
amountethe to ccclxxviij/. ij«. 

In feyment wlierof as follouethe 

PLATE alt gilte 7'esreatyd by me Robarte Amadas by thandis of 
Maistar Robart Tonnyes wheche Plate camefrome SENT ALBONNES. 

Item twoo rounde Saltis gilte withe oone Cover poiss. Iij oz. 

Item oone Salte Wreythin poiss. xxiij oz. qrt. 

Item twoo square Saltis with oone Cover poiss. Ixij oz. 

Item twoo standing Cuppes with ij Covers callid the Georges Ix. oz. 

Item oone standing Cuppe withe a Cover chasid poiss. xxxij oz. 

Item oone pleyne standing Cuppe withe a Cover poiss. xxxiiij oz. 

Item oone standing Cuppe withe a Cover withe Lyons of the foote 
and Cover poiss. xxxj oz. 

Item oone pleyne Pece footid withe a Cover poiss. xx.\j oz. 

Item oone pleyne Pece footid with a Cover poiss. xxvij oz. d.. 

Item oone pleyne Pece footid withe a Cover poiss. xxvij oz. d. 

Item twoo Booll Peces chasid with a Cover jwiss. Ixx oz. 

Item oone stjiuding Spice Plate gilte withe a Cover poiss. Ixiij oz. 

Item oone red standing Nutte withe a Cover poiss. xxx oz. 

Item oone Chafing Dyshe of silvar poiss. xix oz. 

Item oone standing Cuppe chasid poiss. xviij oz. d. 

Item oone gilte Cuppe withe a Cover and a foote. xvj oz. qrt 

Item a standing Nutte withe a Cover poiss. xvij oz. iij qrt. 


Item oone Spice Plate gilte withoute a Cover, xvj oz. 
Item oone litill flatt pece gnivjn poiss. vij oz. 
Item vj Sponnes gilte poiss. x oz. d. 
Sum of the ounces of tJiold gilte 
plate resceavyd by me. Robart 
Amadas i% Ccxix oz. qrt. 

the oz. iij«. vijc?. in money, ex/. xviij«. xjJ. ob. q: 
Plate paixell gilte wheche came from 
Sent Albons. 
Item rcsceavyd twoo Basons of Silvar and parcell gilte havyng 
gilte rooses in tlie bottoms, cv oz. d. 

Item twoo Ewars to the same bixsona parcell gilte. xlix oz. d. 
Item a bason with a Tygar in the Bottom and a Ewar. lix. oz. d. 
Item oone Suite withe a Cover parcell gilte poiss. xiij oz. 

Item twoo pottis with Kateryne wheles parcell gilte iiij viij oz. 
Item oone pottill potte parcell gilte poiss. xlij oz. 
Item twoo quart pottis parcell gilte poiss. liiij oz. 
Item oone chasid pece parcell gilte poiss. xx oz. 
Item oone pleyne pece footid poiss. xv oz. 

Item oone standing Cuppe withe a Cover and a Pelicane. xlj oz. d. 
Item oone standing Cuppe with a Cover chasid callid the Michell 
poiss. xxiij oz. d. 

Item oone brode white flatte pece havyng a Michell xxiij oz. iiij qrt. 
Item oone flatte silvar pece with a Cover havyng a round gilte 
knoppe poiss. xxiij oz. 

Item oone white flatte silvar pece without a Cover, xj oz. d. 
Item oone white flatte silvar pece with a foote and a Roose upon 
the Cover, xvij oz. qrt. 

Item ooneodarwhite pece with afooteand withoute a Cover poiss. xoz. d. 
Item oone flatte Booll withoute a Cover parcell gilte xij oz. iij qrt. 
Item oone Booll withoute a Cover parcell gilte [joiss xij oz d. 
Item oone flatte Booll without a Cover parcell gilte. ix oz. d. 
Item oone white Booll pece withoute a Cover poiss. vij oz. iij qrt. 
Item xiij small silvar peces every of theme poiss. vij oz. Sum. clxj oz. 
Item oone Saltc with a Cover chasid parcell gilte xxiij oz. 

Sum of the ounces of the parcell 

gilte plate resceavyd by me 

Robt. Amadas aniountethe to Cccxxxiij oz. 

the ounce iij«. iijc/. ob. in 

money. cxxxvij/. xxiijt/. ob. 

Su7H. totalis of this accompte due 

to my Lorde Cardiuall's Grace 

amountethe ccxlviij/. xjc?. q. 

Reste due to me Robt. Amadas 

of this acompte, cxxxl. xijcf. ob. q. 

The Long House, Saffron Walden. W. E. Layton, p s.a. 



The following inventory of the goods and chattels of John Crabb 
of Barking, Co. Suffolk, may be of interest to compare with the 
inventory of a Suffolk labourer's goods. {Ea»t Anglian, N.8., v., p. 29.) 

John Crabb made his will Dec. 9, 1686, and in it he is described 
as "malster," of Barking, but his ancestons had been yeomen for 
several generations, living in the parishes of Groton and Edwardstone, 
in which latter parish our John Crabb had inherited a house and land, 
which he devised to his wife, Sarah, daughter of Paul Brook. He 
desired his executors to divide his goods equally amongst his three 
children, Sarah, John, and Paul, and for this purpose the following 
inventory was taken. The valuation appeal's to be remarkably low, a 
bedstead and two chairs for eighteen pence, and a horse, a mare, and 
harness for £2 ! 

C. F. D. Sperling. 

A TRUE & PERFKCT INVENTORY of the goodes & chattels of John Crabb late of 
Barking deceased, taken & apprised by us whose names are underwritten. 
Aug. 22nd 1691. 

£ 8. d. 

In the Hall. ^ A table, forme & stoole, a ladyil, a little table, dresser, ) 2 5 6 

porridge pot, 2 cobirons, 3 chaires, pewter & some other trifles ) 

In the Clotiit. A little old iron & other lumber ... ... ... 010 

In the Parlor. A bod, 2 table?, 7 chairea & 2 cobimns ... ... 4 10 

In 1\e Pantry. A Cupboard, a little table & 2 chaires ... ... 3 

InlheDapry. The wood vessels ... ... ... ... 8 

In the Buttry. A safe, 2 little porridge pots, 3 vessels, and a dripping pan 14 
In the Kitehin. ^ 2 little copners, an old kettle, a wanning pan, a jack, ^ 

two Bpitts, a i)aire of cobirons, fire pan & tongs, a tub & a cheese s 3 16 
presso, with other small lumber ... ... ... ] 

In the Parlor Chamber. A chest with 9 pair of sheetes, & all ye other j 

linnen. Ah old chest of drawers, a looking glasso, 6 stooles, > 5 12 
2 chaires, an old hutch ... ... ... ; 

In the Hall ChamUr. A feather bed as it stands, 2 flock beds, an old ) 2 10 
trunk & a chaire ... ... ) 

In the Buttry Chamljfr. A feather bed as it stands ^ some cheese ... 3 

In the Kitchen Chamber. A bedstead & 2 old chaires ... ... 16 

In the Shop. Old lumber ... ... ... ... 5 

An old cart, tumbrell, plough, & harrowes ... ... ... 2 10 

Malt, an Haire, bushel & fanne ... ... ... 100 

An old Horse & mare & harnosse ... .. 2 

Wheate ... ... . . ... ... 1 10 

Two Cows & 2 budds ... ... ... ... 6 

Sheeiie & Lambs ... ... ... ... 1 10 

FourShotes ... ... ... ... ... 10 

Two loades of Hay ... ... ... ... ... 1 10 

A fl<ick-bed & his wearing apparrel ... ... ... 200 

42 11 

Edwund Bugg 
Philip Heave 



N. Noree : D. Danish : S. Swedish ; F. Frisan ; Fr. French ; G. German ; 
FL Flemish ; Dch. Dutch ; D.B. Domesday Book. 
Packe, Packer, Pake, Peckover (loc. n.), Pickess, Pyke, Peak, Peacock, Pechey* 

Picken, Pigott ; ace Peake. 
Painter, Panter, Poynter, Pointin, Pointer, Points ; Fr. Pointier ; FL Pinter ; p.n. or 
. from Poynton, a loc. n. (Lines.) 
Palgrave (loc. n. Norf. and Siitf.) 
Palmer ; G. and Dch. Palm, Palmer. 

Parcell, Parlett, Parrott, Parsley (loc. n.), Parry, Parrington, loc. u. (Ess.) ; sec Parr. 
Pardon, fn)m Pamdon, a hic. n. (Ess.) 
Parish, from Par^ich, a loc. n. (Derbys.) 

Parke, Parker, Parkinson; Dch. Park, Parker; D.B. Anschitil Parcher. 
Parmeter, Panuinter ; Fr. Parmentier. 
Pamell ; Fl. Panneel ; Fr. Purnelle. 

Parsons, Parsonson ; Dch. Parson, Passen, Passon, Passens ; D. Pass, Passen. 
Partridge ; frt)m Pethridge • a 1<kj. n. (Kent) or D. Petresh, Petrush, Partsch. 
Paske ; D. Paschen ; Dch. Fasch^ ; Fr. Pasque ; G. Pasch, Paschke. 
Patch ; see Pate. 
Pateman, Paterson ; see Pate. 
Paternoster, Dch. and Fl. p.n. 
Patou, Peyton, loc. n. (Ess.) ; see Pate. 
Patrick; X. Patrekr; Lat. Patricius; D.B. Pat 
Pattle, from Patteshall, a loc. n. (Staflfs. ?) 
Pavis ; Dch. Pavias, Paviers. 
Payne ; see Paine. 

Pearl ; Dch. Perel, Perlee ; G. Perl, Purl ; D. Perlt ; Fl. Perlau ; D.B. Perls. 
Pearmaii, Pearmain, Paraman ; Fl. Pierman ; D. Permin ; S. Perman. 
Pearse, Pearson, Peirson, Pierson ; Fl. Piers, Pierson ; Dch. Peere, Pierse, Pierson ; 

D. Pers, Pei-Rson ; G. Person. 
Pease, Pesket, Pescod ; Dch. Pees ; D. Peschte ; Welsh, Pyscoed. 
Pedget, Paget ; see Page ; Padgate (Lanes.) 
Peill, Peele, Pile, Pilnon, PiUans; D. Pihl, Piell, PUl, Pille; Dch. Piel; S. Piehl, 

Pihl, Pylssoii ; (J. Piel. 
Pellew ; see Pell or Bellew. 
Pentelow. from Pentlow, a loc. n. (Ess.) 
Peppefc(»m ; Dch. Peperkoom, p.n. 
Pepper, Piper, Pipe ; see Pope. 

Perfitt, Parfitt, Purfitt, Perfect, from Purfleet, a loc. n. (E.s8. ?) 
Perkin»« ; D. Perch ; Dch. Perk ; FL Perkins, 
Perown« ; Fr. Pierrout, Pieron, Piron. 
Perry, Perring, Pear ; Dch. Peer, Perrin, Perry ; G. Piering ; Fr. Perree ; D. Perry, 

Perv in Roll of Battell Abbey ; Peret, a tenant hi chief in D.B. 
Pert; Fr. Pieret ; D.B. Pirot ; a p.n. or from Pirton, a loc. n. (Herts.) 
Pestel ; Dch. Pestel, a p.n. ; G. Pessel. 
Petro, Petre, Peed ; see Pate. 
Pett, Pettit ; see Pate. 
Phapoah; Fr. Feron? or Dch. Veerhoff? 
Phayre, Phear ; see Fayer ; Fl. Feyaerts. 
Phillips, Phelps, Philo, Philpott. Philcox, Phipson, Phipps ; Dch. Philiiw, Philipeen ; 

Fl. Philips ; G. Philler ; S. Philp. 
Phybers, Phypers. 
Pifford, a loc. n. 

Pilborough, from Pulborough, a loc. n. (Smxey and Middlx.) 
Pim ; G. Pimmer. 

Pinder ; FL Pinter; G. Pinder; or Pinner, a loc. n. (Middlx.) 
Pinnock, Pink, Pinching, Pinner, and Paine ; see Piuchen. 
Pitches, Pytches ; see Peake. 
Pitman, Pittock, Pite ; see Pate. 
Pizey, Pizzey ; see Pausey. 
Place ; see Plaice ; or Plaisey, a loc. n. (Ess.) 
Plantin ; see Plant. 


Pleasantei, Pleasance, PleaAaunce, from Plaisance, a loc. xl in France. 

Pledger, from Pledgedon, a loo. n. (Ess.)^ or G. Pletteschke ; Dch. Pletser. 

Plowright, from Plougouvert, a loc. n. (Normandy ?) 

Plume, Plumb ; see Plummer. 

Phuntrf;re, a loc. n. (Notts.) 

PococK, Poock ; D. Pock ; Fl. Poe, Poche, Pochet ; G. Pocha ; p.n. dimin. of Poe. 

Podmore, a loc. n. (Staffs. ) 

Foley, Poles, Poole (loc. n. Dorset), Polhill (loc. n.), Pooley, Pollard, Paulett, Polly, 

PuUyn, Porley ; see Paull. 
Ponder; Fl. Ponty ; Dch. Pont; D.B. Ponther ; a p.n. 
Popple; Dch. Poppel. 
Porcher ; Fr. Porceau ; G. Porscha. 

Porter; Dch. Port, Poort, Poorter; G. Port ; Fr. Portier. 
Potter, Podd, Potts; Dch. Pot, Potter, Potters; G. Poths; Fl. Pots. 
Poulter; G. Polte; l^oulton (Lanes.) 
Power; Fr. Poirre: G. Paur. 

Precious; G. Prescher ; a p.n. or Preshaw ; a ItKS. n. (Hants.) 
Present : Fr. Pr^ent. 
Press ; G. Press. 

Prest, Priest ; N. Prestr ; FL Prist. 
Price, from Prise, a loc. n. (Yorks.); Preece (Denbighs.), or Welsh Ap Rioe; 

D. Preis, Price. 
Pridden, Pretty, Pretyman ; tee Preedy. 
Prigg, Pryke ; Fl. Prick ; a p.n. Fl. Prick ; Dch. Prikker. 
Primrose, a loc. n. (Lanes.) 
Probart, Proby ; Welsh, Ap Robert? 
Pulfcr, comp. Bulwer. 
Pumphrey, from the Welsh, Ap Humphrey, or Pomfrey a local corruption of 

Pontefract (Yorkshire). 
Funchard ; Fr. Ponchaut ; a p.n. Punchardoun is in the Roll of Battell Abbey. 
Purchas, Purkiss ; see Perkins. 

Purr ; D. Pers ; Fl. Persy ; a p.n. Puers ; a loc. n. in Flanders, Pur ; a p.n. in D.B. 
Purvis; Fl. Purves. 
Pont; sceVond, • 

Pyatt, Pymer ; see Pye ; Pyemoor, a loc. n. (Camb.) 
Raby, Rabey, Rabett, Raby ; a loc. n. (Chesh.) 
Race, Rayson, Rae ; see Ray and Race. 
Rackham, a loc. n. (Suss.) 
Radford, a loc. n. (Notts.) 
Ralf, Raffe, Rolph ; see Rolf. 

Rainbird; N. Hrein-bjdrtr ; G. Reinbardt; D.B. Rainbert; p.n. 
Raithby, a loc. n. (Lines.) 
Ramplen ; Fr. Rampillon. 
Ramshaw, from Ramsor, a loc. n. (Staffs.) 
Rands ; see Rand, a loc. n. (Lines.) Raunds, (Northants.) 
Randulph, Randall; D. Randulff; G. and S. Randel; D.B. Randulf. 
Ransdale, from Ravendale, a loc. n. (Herts.), or Ravensdale (Derbys.) 
Ransome; Fr. Ransonnet? 
Raper ; see Rope. 

Rawlinson, Rollinson, Rolling, Rowling, Rowley ; N. Hrdland, Roland. 
Rayment, Raymond ; N. Hr<5mundr ; D. Reymann ; Dch. Keiman ; G. Rehmann ; 

Raimond in Roll of Battell Abbey ; D.B. Raimund. 
Rayner; D. Reinhard, Reiner; G. Rennert, Renner; Dch. Renard ; Fr. Renand.; 

Fl. Rener; D.B. Rayner. 
Ream, Reeman, Rhimes ; Dch. Riem, Rieman, Reimus ; N. Hreimr ; S. Reimera. 
Reavell; Dch. Rietveld; a \<>c. and p.n. 
Redding, from Reading, a loc. n. (Berks.) : or see Read. 
Reddish, from Redditcb, a loc. n. (Worcs.); or G. Rettisch. 
Redgrave, a loc. n. (Suff. ) 
Rednall, from Rednall, a loc. n. (Worcest.) 
Remmington, from Rimmington ; a loc. n. (Yorks.) 

Reynolds; N. Rognvoldr; D., S., and G. Reinhold; Dch. Reiuold, RenneL 
Ribbans ; see Ribbons. 


Richardson, Ricket ; see Rix. 

Ridley. Riddel, Riddle, from Ridley ; a loc. n. (Kent). 

Rigby, a loc. n. (Yorks.) 

Riffg, a freq. loc. n. (Gnmb. and Scotld.) 

Riley, Rillett ; aee Reilly. 

Ring, Ringer ; N. Hringr ; Dch. Ring, Rincker ; G. Ring, Ringer. 

Rion ; N. Hreinn ; D. Kyan ; G. Rein ; Dch. Reijn ; Fl. Rion. 

Ripley, a loc. n. (Derby a., Yorks., SuiTey, and Ess.) 

Ripper, Ripsher ; Dch. Rippe ; Fl. Rijjet. 

Risely, from Riseley, a loc. n. (Derbys.) and Riaelip (Middlx.) 

Rising, a loc n. (Norf.) or S. Rising, a p.n. 

Rist; N. Reistr; G. Rister; D., Fl., and Dch. Rist. 

Rivers, In Roll of Battell Abbey ; Fr. Rivez ; D. Rievers. 

Rivett, from Riverhead, a loc. n. (Kent), or Fl. Rififaert. 

Robb, Robin, Robbins, Robinson ; Fl. Robbe, Robyns, Robisson. 

Robinett ; Fr. Robinet, dim. of Robin. 

Rockett, Rook, frt)m Rogate, a loc. n. (Suss.); or Dch. Rock, Rooke; N. Hrtikr; 

Fr. Roch, Rochette, Roquet. 
Rodffers, Rodgers: N. Hrod-geirr; D. Roedeger, Rodgers; Fl. Roger; Fr. Rogier ; 

G. Roger; D.B.Roger. 
Rodwell, from Rothwell, a loc. n. (Lines.) ; D.B. Rodowelle. 
Roope, Roper ; tee Rope. 

Rcwe ; D., G., Dch., and Fr. Rose ; a p.n., Prot. Refugee n. 
Ross, a loc. n. (Yorks. and Heref.) 
Rounce; D. Raun; D.B. Rauan. 
Rowe, Roe, Rowing ; see Ray. 
Royce ; D.B. Rohais ; tee Ray. 
Royle, Royal, Ryle, from Ryhall, a loc. n. (Rutl.) 
Roythorne, from Roy den, a loc. n. (Ess.) or Rowthome (Derbys.) 
Rudland, from Rutland. 

Rudrun, from Rotherham; D.B. Rodreham, aloe. n. (Yorks.) 
Ruffell : G. Rouvel ; FL RuflFelaere ; p.n. 

Rule ; Fr. Ruelle ; Dch. Riihl ; p.n. De Rueil ; a loc. n. in France. 
Rmnball, Rump ; sec Rumble. 
Rumbelow; D. and G. Rummeler, Rummelhofif; Dch. Rammell<M>; S. Romell; 

Fl. Rimiimel and Rommelaere ; D.B. Rumbold ; Fr. Rambouillet ; p.n. Stephen 

Rummelowe was Constable of Nottingham Castle, a.i>. 1369. 
Runham, a loc. n. (Norf. and Kent. ) 

Runneckles, Runacres, Runnicus; G. Runkel ; Dch. Runckel; Fl. Runacher; p.n. 
Runniil; D. Roennov. 

Rush, see Ruse, or from Rushden, a loc. n. (Herts.) 
Russell, from Ruiseil ; a loc. n. Normandy, Rushell or Rosel in Roll of Battell Abbey. 

Huges de Rozel one of the benefactors of the Abbey of St. Etienne, Normandy, 

founded by Will. I. Rozel in D.B. 
Rutter, Rutt, Rutten ; see Rudd. 
Rye, a loc. n. (Suss.)* also a D. p.n. 

Raverutone Hospital, Ashhy-de-la-Zouch, H. Barber, m.d. 

(To be continued,) 

SUFFOLK MARRIAGE LICENCES. Ipswich Probate Registry. 
Bacon of Skruhland Hall (pp. 49-54, 134, &c.) 

SO®. Maii 1678. Lina. matr. erat. inter Dm. Johem fiarker 
Barouettum et Bridgetta Bacon filiam honorandi viri dni. Nicolai Bacon 
Militis de Balnes, solutam. Celeb, apud Coddeuham vel Barham. 

Tent. dcus. dus Johes Barker in 200ti. 

. 12"?> Feb^ 1689. Emt. lina. inter Pbilippum Bacon de Barbara 

78 THE EAST anouan; or, 

ceelebeni et dnani Mariana Sicklemore de eadem solutam in ecclia poli 
de Barham pd vel cappella de Shriblaad in dco oppido, 

Teneutur dcus Mr Bacon &> Beltiizzar Gardemau de Barham in 200ti. 

Gaivdy of Debenham, Co. Suff. (pp. 176, 189). 

20<> Jnlii 1678. Emt. lina. matr. inter Wainford Garnish de 
Hoylands in Com. Norff. solutum et Anna. Gawdy de Debenham in Com. 
Suff. sohit. direct raro. ecclie de Debenham pd. 

Tenent. Robt. Clodd famulus dni Car. Gawdy et fframlingham 
Gawdy Arm. in 200ti. 

12o. Octob. 1683. Emt lina matr int. Nicolaum Edgar de Glemham 
magna sol. et Elizabeth am Gawdy de Debenham solutam apud Debenham. 
Tent, dcus Nic. et Thos. Edgar de Glemham magna pd in 200ti. 

Jenmy of Knoddiihall, Co, Suff, (pp. 224, 240). 
31o Octr. 1676. Emt. lina. inter Edmuadu. Jenney de Knattishall 
sol. et Dorothea. Knight de Bredfield vid. direct mro. ecclie de Bredfield. 
Tenent Tho. Ressine de Gippo et 

Tyrrell of Gipping, Co. Suffolk. 

25°. Octob. 1690. Emt lina. int Jacob. Garrard de Greeting Ste 
Marie vid. et Graciam Tirrell de Gipping sol. apud Greeting pd vel 
Stonham Aspall. Mulla oblig. iuterpon. 

4t^ ffeb. 1692. Emt. lina. inter Laurentium Rous de Baddingham 
sol. et Graciam Garrard de Greeting Ste Marie vid. apud Greeting. 

Tenentur dcus Rous et Carol. Woodall de Stonham Pva in 200ti. 

Monumental Inscription. — Greeting All Saints. 

(Slab on floor ; moved from original position.) 

"Here lieth the Body of | Giuce Rous, Eldest daughter | of 
Edmund Tyrrell Esqre. | of Gipping in this County. | She had two 
husbands, | Jacob Garrard Esqre, of Dodds, | And Laurence Rous Esqre. 
of Badingham. | In memory of his dear Aunt, | Thomas Bokenham 
Tyrrell Esqre. | laid this Stone. | She dyed the 13th of August 1728. | 
Aged 79 years." 

Register Extracts. — Stonham Parva. 

1589 Thomas Tirrell gent <fc Anne Keble. Novr. 22. 
1599 Ambrose Duke Esqre. & Elizabeth Calthorpe. (No date of 
month given.) 


1645 Thomas Garrard & Elizabeth Candler daughter of Matthias 
Candler Clarke, Vicar of Coddenham, Novr. 5. 
HenUy Vicarage. Wm. C. Pearson. 



In the East Anglmn (n.s., Vol. i., p. 221), there is an enquiry for 
the ancestry of one John Coggeshall, who emigrated to Boston in 1632. 
I think there can be little doubt but that the following extracts from 
the parish register of Halstead, Essex, refer to the ancestors in question : 

"John Coggeshall the sonne of Johu Coggeshall gent was 
christened the xxix day of Julie being Sunday, and was borne the 
Tewsday before in the morning between twelve and one of the clock.- 1576. 

John Coggeshall son of John Coggeshall was baptized December 9, 1 60 1 . 

John Coggeshall gent, dyed the firat of January 1600. and was 
buried the third day of the same month. 

Anne Coggeshall daughter of John Coggeshall was baptised 
April 2, 1604." 

And from the register of Castle Hedingham : — 

" Catherine Coggeshall, daughter of John Coggeshall was buried 
May 14, 1640." 

The house, now called Blue Bridge House, in Halstead, formerly 
known i\s "Munchensies," was for some time the seat of this family, and 
John Coggeshall built an almshouse in Halstead as appears from this 
inscription formerly existing on the architrave of the porch : — 

"John Coggeshall did Bild this Hous in A**, md 63." 
Underneath which were the Coggeshall arms, argent a cross between 
four escallops sable, and beneath them this motto " Truth by the selfe." 
This John Coggeshall was at one time a merchant in London, and 
Elizabeth, his* second daughter, was married to the Rev. John Watson, 
vicar of Halstead, she died Feb. 23, 1604, and was buried at Halstead, 
where there is a small mural brass to her memory, now fixed to the south 
wall of the south aisle of the church. Incised on this brass is the figure 
of a woman, attired in the usual Elizabethan costume with rufif and high 
<jrowned hat, kneeling at a fald-stool on which is an open book. Before 
her are the kneeling figures of two sons, and behind her three kneeling 
•daughters and a chrysom babe. Beneath is this inscription, " Here lieth 
Elizabeth the wife of John Watson the daughter of John Coggeshall gent. 
vrho was buried February the 23rd A**. Drii. 1604." 


John CoffgeBhall of Halstead, = 
gent., d. Jan. 1, 1600. 

Katherme, bapt Elizabeth, bapt Feb. 27, JolmCk3gge8hall,=Ann[willprovedNov. 

Deo. 25, 1664. 1571, died Feb. 23, 1604, bapt .fiine 29, — -*- -^ - 

married Rev. John Wat- 1576, died Aug, 

son, vicar of Halst ead, and left iasue, 1615. 

Cant 171. Emex.] 

John Coggeshall, bapt Dec. 9, 1601. =Mary Anne, baptised 
[went to JNew England, 1632.] I April 2, 1604. 

C. F. D. Spbruno. 



Mr. Taunto.v, a Norwich Centenarian. — The Gentleman's Magazine^ 
1772, records the death of a Mr. Tauuton, at Norwich, m 1771, aged 
108 yeivrs. An ancestor of mine hiwi a son bom between 1 660-70, who 
is referred to in an old Will of 1766 as "my khisiuan John Taunton, 
formerly of the City of Bristol and now of the City of Norwich." I am 
inclined to think that the old gentleman who lived to be so old, was that 
same John Taunton, and therefore desire to ascertain some genealogical 
particulars of him and his descendants, if any. 

A. G. T. 


"The Monks and the Giants" (p. 47). — This poem was written 
by the Right Hon. John Hookham Frere (1769—1846), eldest son of 
John Frere of lloydon Hall, near Diss. He was a friend of Sir Walter 
Scott, and of Canning, &c. His nom-de-plume wjis Whistlecraft. His 
writings in the reviews are signed "W." (See Diet of Nat, Biog.^ Vol. 
XX., pages 268—270.) 

The following jottings from a note-book may interest " Anon." 

" 33 Suffolk. — Monks and Giants ; Cantos and Stanzas, by Wm. 
and Robert Whistlecraft of Stowmarket. in Suffolk (harness makers), 
119 pages, 5s. 6d. Very scarce, London^ 1821." Catalogue (received 
7 Mar., 1892), of Charles Goldiug of Colchester, " Dealer in Ancient 

"The MONKS and the GIANTS; being a New Edition of the 
Prospectus and Specimen of an intended national poem.. By william 
and ROBERT whistlecraft, of Stow Market in Suflfolk, Harness and 
Collar Makei-s. (/antos l, ii., in., iv. fourth edition, in 1 Vol. small 8vo. 
4s. 6d." — P. 7 of List of Works published by Murray, Albemarle Street, 
London, January, 1831 (at enc} of second Vol. of Moore's Life of Byron), 

^*Mr. Whistlecraft" (whom I take to be Frere). Bj-ron to Mr. 
Murray, 12 Oct., 1817 (Moore's Life of Byron, Vol. ii., p. 149). 

Crabbe also mentions this poem in his London journal, under date 
16 July, 1817. Crabbers Life and PoemSy edited by his son. Vol. L, 
p. 249, aqd note at p. 249. 

The following title is copied from a book in Cambridge University 
Library : — 

"Prospectus and specimen of an intended National Work, by 
William and Robert Whistlecraft of Stow-Market, in Suffolk, harness and 
collar-makers. Intended to comprise the most interesting particulars 
relating to King Arthur and his Round Table. Cantos iii. and iv. 
London : John Murray, Albemarle Street 1818." (It contains it. and 
64 pages.) At p. 63 is advertised " whistlecraft's national pobm8> 
Cantos I. and ii. Third Edition, 8vo. bs, 6^.") 

C. S, P. 



No. VIII. 



The two following letters were written by Thomhagh Gurdon, of 

Letton, Norfolk, to his youuger sou, Thomhagh, and refer to the family 

of Sir Roger Hil, whose ancestor, member for Bridport in the Long 

Parliament, and afterwards a Baron of the Exchequer, had married 

Abigail Gurdon. 

The first is dated from Norwich, August 22, 1724 : — 
" Thomhagh, 

Direct your next to Letton, we are now goeing thither, your 
Letter of the 11th instant came regularly according to date but that of 

the first instant, came not till last Muuday 

I am glad Cosen Roger Hill found you out, he expressed here a 
great inclination to renew acquaintance with my family and offered me 
his neice for Brampton wch being in the street just before he went away 
I had not an opportunity to set down her name «k have forgot it, he told 
me she has been soberly educated & did not relish the airs of the town 
and that she was worth £6000. When you see him again sift him as 

slily as you can about the young Ladies name birth & fortune 

Your mother and sisters are gone to Letton, Brampton who gives 
his service to you is now goeing with 

Your Affectionate father 

T. Gurdon." 
Five years later the eldest son, Brampton, has died ; and the father 
now turns his thoughts to an alliance with the Hill family through 
Thomhagh, who has become his heir, and to whom he wiites on the 
14th February, 17§{;. The letter is addressed : — 
" For Thomhagh Gurdon F-sq. 

At Seagers Coffee house, 

in Holbom, 

and is endorsed in the son's handwriting : 

" about Sr Roger Hill with thoughts worthy of the man that made 


By your Letter of the 12th instant I have the news of Locky 
Hills death ; so now I suppose Sr Roger has no child left, and I expect 
from you an account of his Grand children, I think there was an other 
son besides Locky & Roger, but what children he have left I know not. 
If a valuable female of that famely be within your reach it will be well, 
but whatever the fortune be yet if vertue and good nature be not in the 
composition, you may as well esteem it poyson as a cordiall, your own 



carefiill enquiry is highly necessary, my Brother promised to give me 
account of the Denham famely as soon as he had seen Dick Horaey, I 
every post expected his account, but shall wait no longer for that, 
without writing to him, wch I intend to doe next post. When you goe 
to Denham, black cloths will be agreable to Lady Hill if you can borrow 
a suit of any of your friends that will fit you tis not worth while to buy 
a suit of black for one visit if you find a prospect of goeing again then 
you must guide yourself by your own discretion how to appear. Lady 
Craven is dead. Doe the East Tuddenhara Estate goe from Ld. Craven 
upon her death, the News tell us Ld. Castlemains second son come to 
the Estate take care to secure East Tuddenham Court your mother & 
sisters give Love & service 

Your Affectionate father 

Thom. Gurdon 

Grundishurgh Hall, Woodhridge. W. Brampton Gurdon. 


(43) Indeiiture between John Broun and Cristina his wife of Belchamp 
and Catherine Cole of Stoke by Clare concerning three pieces of 
land ill Osebemescroft in Ashen, Dated at Ashen Sunday after 
the feast of the Conversion of St Paul 2J^ Ed. Ill, 

Hec est conventio facta inter Johnem Broun et Cristinam uxorem 
suam ex parte una et Katerinam Cole de Stoke juxta Clare ex parte 
altera Ita videlicet quod predict! Johfies et Cristina inpignoraverunt 
predicte Eaterine tres pecias terre arabilis cum suis pertinentiis in Villa 
de Assh in campo vocato osebemescroft prout in quadam carta feoffa- 
menti plenius continetur videlicet pro duodecim libris argenti solvendis 
predicte Katerine heredibus vel executoribus suis sub hac forma in villa 
de Stoke juxta Clare predicta quod quibuscunque vel quo tempore 
predict! Johiies vel cristina uxor sua vel heredes sui vel suum altumatum 
solvant predicte Katerine heredibus suis vel suis assignatis predictas 
duodecim libras argenti quod predicte tres pecie terre arabilis cum suis 
pertinentiis predicto Johi et Cristine uxori sue heredibus eorum et eorum 
assignatis deliberentur et predicta carta feofFamenti ex tunc pro nulla 
habeatur et si defecerit in parte vel in toto predicta carta feoifamenti 
stet in suo robure in perpetuum In cujus rei testimonium hiis 
indentaturis partes prenotate sigilla sua alternatim apposuerunt Hiis 
testibus Philippo de Lyonns Johe de Assh Willo atte Stoure Thom 
Scalgrey Will mo Brouning et Aliis Datum apud Assh die dominica 
proxima post festum conversionis sancti Pauli Apostoli Anno Regni 
Regis Edwardi tertii post conquestum vicesimo quarto. 

[Appended is one small circular seal of white wax defaced and 


(44) Roger de Andrenstowe of Belchamp St Faults and Agnas his wife 

grant to Robert Cole of AsJien two pieces of arable land lying in 
Osbernescrott in Asfien^ and a piece of garden and pasture. Dated 
at Ashen Sunday after the feast of St, Hilary the Bishop. 29, 
Ed. III. 
Sciaut preseutes et futuri quod nos Rogus de Andrenstowe de 
Bellocampo Sancti Pauli et Agnes uxor mea dedimus coucessimus et hac 
present! carta nostra confirniavimus Robto Cole de Assh duas pecias terre 
arabilis cum omnibus suis pertinentiis in villa de Assh predicta jacentes 
in campo vocato Osbernescroft quarum una pecia jacet inter terram 
Johis Wale ex una parte et terram quondam Willi atte Stoure ex altera 
unde unum caput abuttat super terram quondam ejusdem Willi et aliud 
caput super regale cheminum Alia vero pecia terre jacet inter terram 
dicti Robti Cole ex una parte et terram Johis Wale ex altera unde unum 
caput abuttat super terram ejusdem Johis et aliud caput super terram 
dicti RoBti. Dedimus etiam et concessimus prefato BoBto uuam peciam 
gardini et pasture cum omnibus suis pertinentiis in dicta villa de Assh 
prout jacet inter terram quondam dicti Willi atte Stoure et Johis Wale 
ex una parte et terram ejusdem Johis et dicti Kobti ex altera unde 
unum caput abuttat super pasturam dicti Johis et aliud caput super 
regale cheminum Habendum et Tenendum predictas duas pecias terre 
arabilis cum omnibus suis pertinentiis et predictam peciam gardini et 
pasture cum omnibus pertinentiis prefato KoBto heredibus et assignatis 
suis de capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de jure 
consueta et nos predicti Rogerus et Agnes et heredes nostri predictas 
duas pecias terre et predictam peciam gardini et pasture cum omnibus 
suis pertinentiis prefato Robto heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes 
gentes vrarantizabimus in perpetuum In cujus rei testimonium huic 
presenti carte sigilla nostra apposuimus Hiis testibus Philippe de Lyouns 
Johfie Curteys Thorn Scalgrey Wilmo Folcher Johne Baroun et aliis 
Datum apud Assh die dominica proxima post festum Sancti Hillarii 
Episcopi anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii post conquestum vicesimo nono 
[The seal is missing.] 

(45) John Wegh of Clare grants to John Chandeler of Clare a piece of 

land in a field called " Overtheuertlond " in Ashen, Bated at 
Clare monday before the feast of St. Dunstan the bishop, 36, 
Ed. III. 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod ego Johnes Wegh de Clare concessi 
dedi et hac presenti carta mea confirmavi Johi Chandeler de Clare unam 
peoiam terre jacentem in Villa de Assh in comitatu Essex in campo 
vocato overthewertlond inter terram Willi filii Roberti le Selere ex parte 
una et terram Margerie le Warderobe ex parte altera uno capite 
abuttante super pratum Johis de Assh alio vero capite super regale 
cheminum ducentem de Clare versus Berdefeld Habendum et Tenendum 
predictam peciam terre cum sepibus et fossatis et cum omnibus aliis suis 


pertinentiis predicto Johiii Chandeler heredibus et assignatis suis de 
capitalibus dominis illius feodi per servicia inde debita et cousueta Et 
ego predictus Johnes Wegh et heredes niei predictam peciam terre cum 
sepibus et fossi^tis et cum omnibus aliis suis pertiueutiis predicto 
Johni Chandeler heredibus et assignatis suis contra onines gen tea 
warantizabimus in perpetuum In cujus rei testimonium luiic presenti 
carte sigillum meum apposui Hiis testibus Ric5 Perfor. Wills le Tailour 
tunc ballivo de Clare. Willo Sorel. Will5 Brochele Will5 Paicok et aliis 
Datum apud Clare die luue proxima ante festum sancti Dunstani 
Episcopi anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii post conquestum tricesimo 

[Appended is a small seal of red wax, in the centre appeal's to be a 
peacock, the legend is defaced.] 

(To be continued, J 


Coupere, John le. Witness to Heb. Norwich deed, 1266. (See Bot, 
Hundred, Vol. i., p. 463.) 

Crammaville, William de, Manser fil Ursell of Norwich, in 1263, 
gives him an acquittance for a debt of X15. Manser was subsequently 
hanged. He confesses that h'e has mislaid the counterpart of the deed 
relating to the debt, and decltvres that he will hold the chirographers 
good against all consequences if they yield to his solicitation, and give up 
the original when found in their coffer. The keepers of the ark at that 
juncture were William le Cunte and Roger de Swerdestone, Christians, 
and Jacob til Juniin and Abraham de Ebor, Jews. One Henry de 
Crammaville in 1233 was pardoned the interest on his debts contracted 
with Eliaa, the Jew of London. 

Cunte^ William le (see Crammaville). He figures as chirographer 
in a second Hebrew deed 1263, and may be noted as witnessing three 
Latin deeds in 1266, 1269, and 1272 respectively. Blomfield 40 »oto 
and 42, mentions him as Bailiff in 1267 and 1272. (See also Rot, 
Hundred, Vol. l, p. 531.) 

Curzun, John de, Norwich 1266. Berstrete, St. Michael's. 
House of Nichol le Massecrier : formerly Richard Lyons. 
.a d 

O fl 


House, land, courtyard and appurtenances. 
Vendor : Almonda, widow of Ursell fil Elias Star, 
on behalf of her infant son. Purchasers : Robert 
and Douat, sous of Bartholomew de Lakenham. 

.2 ^ 

Courtyard of Thomas de Witham. 
In 1283 (Patent roll) John de CurzAin is discovered as a debtor to 
Magister Elias fil Magister Mosse, a famous London Jew, who had a 
large practice as a physician. 


The Curzuns were well-known in Norwich. In 35 Henry ii., 1189, 
^finalis Concordia was acknowledged before John, Bishop of Norwich, 
and Ranulphus de Glanvil, the King's Chief Justice, and others, in the 
King's Coart, in a real action between William de Curzun, plaintiff, and 
Jumet, a Jew of Norwich, terre-tenant of a messuage with appur- 
tenances in Norwich ; whereby the said William granted the said 
messuage with its appurtenances to the said Jumet the Jew, and his 
heirs, for the service of five shillings annually. (See Hunter's FiiuB^ 
pre&ce xxiii. ; vide also Rye's Calendar of Feet of Fines^ p. 1.) 

Dimey^ William, and his son Roger (Rouher in Hebrew). In 1235, 
William Disney was indebted to the hon. Isaac, son of the hon. Eliab of 
Norwich, to the tune of £400, owing also 500 marks to Moses, son of 
the same Isaac of Norwich. The creditors entered into a solemn 
•compact of partnership relative to these two sums, sharing principal and 
interest alike. Roger, son of William Disney, paid an annual interest 
•on these debt«, amounting to 23 marks and ten shillings (XI 5 16s. 8d.) 
The transaction is recorded in two separate Hebrew deeds, the latter 
undated. As names clhig long in certain localities, it is just possible 
that Edgar Disney, Esq., the Hyde, near Ingatestone, Essex, is the 
present representative of the ancient Disney family. William Disney 
is referred to in Rot. Hundred, Vol. i., p. 312. 

DonaU son of Bartholomew de LaJcenkam, (See Bartholomew, ante,, 
and John de Curzun.) 

JDraheavferdj Ivo, Drawtword, Hebrew, Drgsgrt. Witness in Heb. 
4eeds 1265, 1266. Witness in Latin deeds, 1265, 1275. Has property 
as below, in Norwich, 1267. 

House of Manser fil Ursell : St. Peter's, Mancroft. 



House, land, and appurtenances. Vendor : 
Miriam fil Joce, widow of Jacob fil Joce. Pur- 
chaser : Menahem fil Jehoshua (Manser fil Ursell). 

a ^ 9 

House of Ivo Draheswerd. 

A Norwich Corporation deed introduces us to Ivo Draheswerd as 
possessor of property situate south to "introitus scholse JudsBorum," 
Botmau intervening. 

Drapery William le. Purchaser of a messuage in St. Peter's 
Mancroft, the last owner being Ursell le Eveske. Date 1280. 
Ursell signs, "Uraell fil Isaac." Lansdowne Charters 666, 667, and 
•669 (Latin). Adam de Toftes and John Bate both witness as Bailiffs in 
1280, and Hubert de Morlee was then chirographer. This series of 
documents, three in Latin, and two in Hebrew, are of the highest 
importance to students of early Norwich history, as they introduce the 
names of several prominent corporate officers and private citizens, 
together with the leading Jews residing in Norwich, a.d. 1280. (See 
Caialoffue of the AnglO'Jeioi$h Historical Exhibition, p. 186.) William 



the Draper figures in the Latin as William fil Roger de . . . . sham ) the 
Hebrew fills up the blank with " Sus (South) Walsham." William le 
Ljndraper took over the house of Joce Deulacress in 1290, when the 
latter was driven into exile. Reverting to the Hebrew deed, we are 
enabled to draw up the following plan : — 

House of Isaac fil Joce de Gememuth (Yarmouth). 










House, land, courtyard, and appurtenances. 
Vendor : Miriam, wife of Ursell 1' Eveske ; gift 
of her mother, Jessica. Purchaser : William le 
Linendraper, son of Roger de South Walsham. 

In St. Peter's Maucroft. 

House of Jehoshua fil Isaac de Ebor, 
known as Ursell le Eveske. 

Drei, Robert {le). Witness in Heb. deed, Norwich, 1265. Witness- 
in Latin deed (Westminster collection), 1275. 

Dunmchy William de. An important Norwich citizen, tempore 
Hen. III., appears as Bailiff in three Hebrew deeds, 1264 and 1266, 
Blomefield (42) gives him as Bailiff, 1272. Is witness in two Latin 
deeds (Westminster archives) 1266 and 1269. In 1250 purchases a 
stall in the market for 100/. In 1255, he and his wife Katherine 
purchase lands in the Swine-market, All Saints, from William fil Peter 
Chicken, capellanus. In 1259 (Blomefield, Vol. iv., p. 76), reference is 
made to the music-house coming into the possession of Ralph de Erlham^ 
and sold by him to Richard, sou of Henry de Norwich, who, in 1259,. 
conveyed it to William de Dunwich. Blomefield derives his information 
from the Norwich corporation records. Therein may be found as 
follows: 1 April, 1260; read in Court on Thursday, day of our Lord's 
Supper, 44 Henry in. Richard fil Henry de Norwich to William de 
Duuewich. Grant of a piece of land which was of the great me?suage 
of Isaac the Jew in Cunesford, and was of Abraham fil Mosse, which 
fell to the King in the name of the Escheator, and which Henry, sou of 
King John, gave to Lord William de Valeres for his service, and which 
the said Richard V)ought of Ralph de Erlham. 

On Friday after the feast of Holy Trinity, anno 44 Henry in. (4th 
June, 1260), was read in Court an undated grant of certain lands, made 
by Ralph de Erlham to William de Dunwich and Richard fil Henry de 
Norwich. Among them was a third part of a messuage which Isaac of 
Norwich bought of John fil Herbert, and fid. rent, which William le 
Sermuner owed the said Isaac from a messuage in Berstrete. Also, a 
third of a messuage which Stephen le Arbalester held in Saddlegate 
Street. Also a third part of all lands and tenements, cfec, which 
belonged to Samuel Jil haac^ the Jew^ after his father's death, which the 
said Ralph had of William de Valeres, and he, by gift of the King ; it 
being an escheat of the King after the death of Abraham fil Mosse. 



Witnessed by Adam le Especer, the Bailiff, and others. The further 
vicissitudes of the music-house may be read in Blomefield, Vol. iv., 
p. 76. (Vide Blomefield, also Vol. iv., p. 180, for additional notice of 
William de Dunwich, 1272.) He is met with in the Norwich Court-leet 
rolls, 1274. See likewise Kirkpatrick's Religious H(mses (p. 187), and 
Taylor's Monasticon (p. 45a, 49a, 356, 376). W. H. Turner, in his 
Catalogue of Charters in the Bodleian Library (p. 233), has also a 
reference to William de Dunwich. 

M. D. Davis. 

(To be continued.) 

Martin of Suffolk (Vol. iii., p. 301). — Inscription upon a slaby 
formerly the top of an altar-tomb (see Davy's etching of Shelly Church), 
in Shelly churchyard, Suffolk : — " In Memory Of | Mr. Francis Martin, 
who I Departed this life May the 6th, 1717 ] Aged 35 Years | Also two 
Children, Martha and | Mary, who died Infants, also of | Jane, the wife 
of Francis Martin I Who departed this Life August | The 22d. 1753 
Aged 66 Yeai-s j Also of Margaret, the wife of | Thomas Pratt, who 
departed | This life December the 1*. 1754 | Aged 45 Years | Also of 
EuzABETH, the wife of | Serjeant Martin, who departed | This life April 
the 14*^ 1761 I Aged 50 Years | Also of Serjeant Martin, who | 
Departed this life August the 19t»» | 1779 Aged 66 Years | Also of 
Francis Martin of | Polstead, son of the above Francis | And Jane 
Martin, who departed | This life the 31 Day of December | 1779, in the 
[60?]t»^ Year of his Age | Also Abigail the Wife of the late | Francis 
Martin, who departed this I Life Deer. 16^^ 1793, Aged 66 Years. | " 

C. S. P. 






III. (1327.) 




Villata de Brswelle 


d. ob, qu. 

De Roberto de Todenham ... 

. . . 




Willillrao Gostelyn 



Willielmo le Veyse 



Gilberto de Blofeld 




Johanne de Erswelle 




Willielmo filio Simonis 




Johanne Nichole 



Rogero Preposito 



Johanne le Couherde 



Johanne Ed rich 

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Johanne Partrich 




Johanne le Hay 



Sabina Horlyng 

• • . 



Rogero Edrich 




De Willielmo de Boneton ... 
Willielmo de Camera 
Adamo le Straunge 
Johanne de Boneton 
Johanne de Camera 
Johanne de Bresete 
Rogero Gostelyn 

Summa totius vicesime istius Ylllate 

ViUata de Mildenkale 
De Henrico le Fermor 

Dionisio de Cantebregg ... 

Galfrido de Fishere 

Bartholomeo de Lakenham 

Isabella Hardy 

Roberto le Fyshere 

Roberto Frere 

Roberto de Langemere 

Johanne Algod 

Roberto Auncel 

Willielmo le Swon 

Thema Aylw}- 

Bartholomeo Goste 

Willielmo Patryk 

Roberto de Thrandiston 

Willielmo de Berton 

Willielmo le Coupere 

Philippo de Wangford 

Agneta Bernard 

Costantino le Messer 

Gilbert© de Nek eton ... .... 

Willielmo le Claver ... .... 

Rogero Ballok 

Thoma de Langemere ... 

Bartholomeo Bernard ... 

Willielhno de Elveden 

Thoma de Elveden 

Edmundo Laurence 

Roberto Laurence 

Roberto de Stratforde ... 

Wnltero le Claver 

Willielmo Gernon 

Johanne Laure/ice ... 

Roberto Gilbonn ... ... ... 17 

s. d. ob. qu. 

10 2 

9 9 


8 6 

10 8 

5 11 





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2 1 























3 7 

3 4 


5 2 

2 1 


2 6 


4 6 


2 3 

2 4 

3 2 


4 9 



2 2 



2 9 

4 3 






De Thoma Hamond 
Johaane Thurston 
Johanne de Berton 
Galfrido Pejkerel 
Bartholomeo de Childreston 
Petro Wast Lefraille 
Johanne Genion 
Simone le Chapman 
Ricardo de Walsham 
Bartholomeo Schit 
Ricardo de Riidham 
Johanne SeQian 
Johanne le Couherde 
Johanne de Chadenhalk 
Nicholas de Walsham 
Thoma de Thorp 
Waltero atte Grene 
Roberto Ayhvj 
Willielmo Gadhjue 
Rogero de Honte 
Margerea de Thwamhille 
Simone le Hyne 
Alano de Exnigge 
Rol:)erto de Aspale 
Willielmo Everard 
Thoma Everard 
Johanne de Beche 
Salfrido Holdry 
Johanne le Claver 
Thoma le Fenere 
Johanne Bernard 
Johanne le Tenre 
Ranulpho Hervy 
Isabella atte Welle 
Johanne le Boy 
Hamonede de Fakenham 
Roberto de Cotton 
Radulpho Everard 
Henrico de Fenhowe 

Sum ma totius vicesime istius Villate 

Villata de Bertone parva 
Hunfrodo Boueyre 
Johanne Clapys 



ob. qu. 





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'.'.'. 2 




De Willielmo Fabro 
Alicia West 
Johanne filio Edmundi 
Waltero Preposito 
Rogero de Brandon 
Juliana Page 
Ricardo West 
Sarra Darnel 
Willielmo Porohas 
Alicia Hodam 
Roberto de Schardelowe 
Ricardo Jonhote 
Cecilia West 
Thoma Preposito 
Johanne Seman 
Petro Fabro 
Rogero Bors 
Thoma Freman 
Salfrido Spore 
Petro Prat 
Willielmo West 
Radulpho Cavenas 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

(To he continued.) 


d. oh. qu. 



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Hate 56 

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Chattisham, Co. Suffolk. 

Family op Mbadowe. 

Margritt ye (laughter of Daniell Meadow & Elizabeth his wife was baptised the 

seaventeene day of May anoo qt p eod. 
John ye Bonn of daniell Meadow and Elizab his wife Baptized ye 25 of Aprill 

anno qt p eod. 
Thomas Middowe the Sonne of Daniell Meddowe & Elizabeth his wife Baptized 

the 21 day of December being St. Thomas daye anno 1023. 
philipe meadowe the sonne of Daniell meadowe and Elizabeth his wife Baptised 

tne iiij day of January anno 1625. 
Robert the son of Daniell Meadowe was baptized October the 22nd, 1629. 
Elizabeth daughter of Daniell Meadowe & Elizabeth his wife, baptized Martii 

19o anno supra script. 
Elizabeth daughter of Daniel Meadows buried Sept. 22o. 
Robt. Meadow sonn of Daniel Meadow and Mary his wife was borne July the 

second Anno Domini 1:6:5:4: and was baptized the tenth of July in 

Anno eod. 
John Sonne of Daniel Meadowe and Mary his wife was baptized Aug. 24, 1663, 


Rich Child the son of Rich Child and *M&rgarett his wife was borne Aprill 25, 

1647 : and was Baptized May 20 anno predict. 
(On this folio and the next a quarter of the parchment has been cut off). 
Elizabeth Child the daughter of Rich : Child and Margarett his wife was borne 

July 2, 16.53 and baptized July 10 ann. eod. 
tRobt. Chaplin & Sarah Rant were married June 13th : 1671 

H. A. W. 


1671 John son of John Carter & Hellen his wife, May 24. 

1672 Elizabeth daufi^hter of John Carter & Ellen his wife, Augt. 1. 

1682 William sou of Henry Case & Ellen his wife, Feby. 27. 

1683 Susan dr. „ „ Feby. 7. 
1686 Ellen dr. „ „ Sepr. 7. 
1688 William son „ „ Augt. 2. 
16&4 Thoma« „ „ May 3. 

1692 Richard son of Richard Carter & Grace his wife, (^ctr. 20. 

1693 Thomaa „ ,, March 1. 
3698 John son of Thomas Harvey & Margaret his wife, March 22. 
1699 Ann dr. „ „ Jaoy. 25. 

1715 Ann dr. of W^illiam Case & Ann his wife, Octr. 2, 

1716 Elizabeth „ „ Jany. 21. 

1718 Williamson „ „ May 6. 

1719 Thomas „ „ Jany. 11. 

1725 Mary dr. of Thomas & Mary Carter, Sepr. 12. 

Richard f>on of Richard Carter k Martha his wife, Octr. 16. 

1726 Martha dr. „ „ Feby. 23. 
1729 Ann dr. of Thomas Harvey & Catherine his wife, Sopr. 3. 

1731 Thomas son „ „ July 8. 

1732 John son of Richard Carter, Jany. 24. 

1733 Thomas son of Thomas Carter, Octr. 4. 

1751 Ann dr. of Joseph & Amphillis Gordon, March 7. 

1776 John son of William Kenton & Elizabeth his wife, July 7. 

1778 Philippa dr. of Richard Whish clerk & Philippa his wife, March 31. 

Elizabeth dr. of William Kenton k Elizabeth his wife. Deer. 13. 
1781 Robert son „ „ Jany. 27. 

Martin Richard son of Richard W^hish clerk & Philippa his wife, Sepr. 5. 
1783 Elizabeth dr. „ „ Jany. 6. 

1790 John Kedington son of Richard Whish clerk & Philippa his wife (born Sepr. 15, 

1789). July 2. 

1791 Harriet Ann dr. of Richard W^hitth clerk & Philippa his wife (late Sandys), 

b;;m June 29, bap. July 14. 

1793 Henry son of above, oom April 25, bap. April 29. 

1794 Henry „ born June 18, p. bap. June 20, p. reed. Feby. 4, 1796. 
1796 Chailotte Jane dr. of above, born Novr. 6, p. bap. Novr. 14, p. reed. Jany. 3, 1797. 
1801 John illegitimate son of Elizth. Kenton, born Augt. 1, reed. Augt. 30. 

1810 * Mary Harcourt dr. of Captn. Thomas Manby, r.n. & Judith his wife (late 

Hammond), bom Deer. 19, 1810, p. bap. Deer. 19, 1810, p. reed. Jany. 7. 
1815* Georgina Man vers dr. of Captn. Thomas Manby, r.n. & Judith his wife (late 

Hammond), bom April 7, p. bau. April 8, p. reed. May 12. 
1820 Marv Harvey Burroughes dr. of John Carter & Mary Ann his wife (late 

Tyssen) of Stoke Ferry, bom at Stoke Jany 3, bap. April 13. 
1833 Richard Tyssen son of John Carter & Mary Ann his wife (late Tyssen) of Stoke 

Ferry, bom at St*)ke Sepr. 14. 
1835 Robert son of John Carter k Mary Ann his wife (late Tyssen) of Stoke Ferry, 

bom March 4, p. reed. Novr. 2, 1836. 
1866 John Bunroughes son of Charles Carter k Sarah Ann his wife, born March 27, 

p. bap. March 28, p. reed. May 20. 

♦Third Child of Daniel Meadowe {East Anglian, p. 49). 
\Se€ Pedigree of Robert Rant [East AvgHaUy p. 51). 


1666 John Bagff & Mary Carter, Sepr. 28. 

1666 Richard Grime & Katharine Carter, Sepr. 11. 
1669 William Grime & Anne Carter, Novr. 9. 
1697 Thomas Harvey & Margaret Lewis, March 7. 
1701 Henry Case & Anne Marshall, Octr. 26. 

1721 John Brundish Vicar of Fouldon & Jane Jelliand of Northwold, Sepr. 25. 

1736 John Stot & Sarah Carter, July 24. 

1740 Henry Case & Mary West, Deer. 5. 

1742 Robert Kenton widower & Rebecca Rawlins, Sepr. 28. 

1776 William Kenton & Elizabeth Turner. May 28. 

1799 Thomas Harvey of this Parish Single & Hannah Kenton Single by licence, June 20. 

1806 John Kenton & Elizabeth Porter by licence, May 15. 

1810 * Thomas Manby Eftqre & Judith Hammond by licence, March 1. 

1836 John Muriel of Ely & Mary Lan^am, Jany. 2. 

1848 Edward Henry Cormick & Mary Jffarvey Burroughes Carter, Novr. 21. 

1851 Augustus Sutton & Charlotte Riobina Carter, Octr. 2. 

1657 Richard Carter, Augt. 7. 

1661 Prances wife of John Carter, Feby. 26. 

1662 Richard Carter, April 5. 

1667 Catherine daur. of Richard Muskett clerke, Feby. 26. 
1671 John Carter, senr.. May 13. 

Palmer Carter son of John Carter, May 24. 

John Carter „ Augt. 21. 

1675 Thomas son of Richard Muskett clerke, Deer. 26. 
1678 Richard Carter, Sepr. 13. 

Richard Muskett cler., Octr. 6. 
1682 William son of Henry Case, Feby. 16. 
1693 Margaret Carter widow, Janv. 1. 
1690 John son of Henry & Ellen Case, Augt. 10. 

Mrs. Carter widow, Sepr. 20. 
1696 Henry son of Henry & Ellen Case, July 3. 

Thomas „ July 3. 

1699 John son of Thos. & Margt. Harvey, April 20. 

1718 John Harvey, Novr. 22, a mortuary paid. 

1719 Thomas Case, Jany. 11. 

1723 Richard Carter senr., July 12, a mortuary paid. 

1721 Ellen Case widow, Oct. 14. 

1726 Thomas son of William & Ann Case, April 10. 

1729 Anne daur. of William & Elizabeth Harvey, May 2. 
Ellen wife of Henry Case, Jany. 24. 

1730 Margaret wife of Thomas Harvey, June 15. 
1733 Anne dr. of „ Novr. 2. 
1736 Thomas Harvey, Augt. 20. 

1740 William Case, Octr. 20. 

1746 Bridget wife of Thomas Carter, March 2. 

1760 Henry Case, Feby. 20. 

Rebecca wife of Robert Kenton, Augt. 23. 
1768 Richard Carter Gent., April 13, a mortuary paid & delivered in at Swaffham 

1760 Catherine wife of Thomas Harvey, Novr. 15. 

1761 Grace Carter widow, aged 89, Octr. 7. 

1762 Martha dr. of Thomas & Mary Carter, May 15. 
1765 Ann daur. of Robert Kenton, May 4. 

1768 Thomas Carter from Mundford, Jany. 31. 

1769 Thomas Carter Gent., April 12, a mortuary paid. 
1772 Robert Kenton, July 9. 

Anne Carter widow from Mundford, Deer. 24. 
1776 Mrs. Martha Carter widow, Feby. 2. 
1782 Mrs. Mary Carter widow aged 79 years, March 19. 
1784 John Carter senr. aged 82 years, April 4, a mortuarjr paid. 


1785 Richard son of Richard Whi«h clerk & Philippa his wife, Feby. 17. 

1786 Mrs. Lydia Whish widow aged 81, July 21. 

1787 Mr. Richard Garter aged 62, Deer. 1. 

1790 Thomas Harvey from Hingham aged 85, May ]. 

1792 Thomas Carter aged 59 years (infliimmation of bowels), Octr. 9. 

1793 Henry son of Richard Whish Clerk k Philippa his wife aged 7 weeks 

(convulsions), June 20. 

1796 Martha wife of Samuel Rosher aged 69 years (apoplexy); Novr. 2. 

1799 John Carter gent, aged 66 (paralytic), Jany. 5. 

1808 Elizabeth Kenton aged 24 (decline). May 26. 

1807 William Kenton aged 63 (decline), Xovr. 24. 

1810 Richard Whish m.a. Curate of this Pai-ish 34 years aged 61, Augt. 15. 

1813 Harriet Anne Whish aged 21, May 21. 

1814 Elizabeth Kenton of Whittington aged 66, March 12. 
1833 John Carter aged 9, Sepr. 18. 

1840 Thomas Harvey aged 79, July 25. 
1847 John Carter aged 52, Octr. 23. 

Mary Ann Carter aged 51, Deer. 28. 
1849 Hannah Harvey aged 88, June 2»». 
1860 Mary Haroourt Rumbold aged 39, Jany. 1.5. 
1875 Catherine Langham aged 88, Febr. 8. 
1877 Charles Carter aged 47, Febr. 12. 
1884 RobertCartera^49, Sepr. 25. 

(The earliest Register commences April 1656 ; there is one entry Febr. 1648). 

FoTTLDON, Co. Norfolk. 


1821 Amelia dr. of John & Mary Ann Carter, Febr. 20. 

1822 Caroline Hervey „ „ Octr. 22. 
1824 John Thomas son „ „ April 80. 

1826 Charlotte Robina dr. „ „ March 12. 

1827 William Marcon son „ „ July 16. 

1829 Charles „ „ AprU 5. 

1830 Adelaide Catherine dr. „ July 20. 

1887 Amelia dr. of William George and Mary Daniel -Tyssen, Febr. 5. 
1889 Florence Mary „ „ Febr. 16. 

1842 Francis son „ ,, Sepr. 29. 

1845 William Geonre Wyndham son of Francis Samuel & Eliza Julia Daniel-Tyssen, 
Sepr. 10. 

1819 John Carter^ Mary Aim Daniel-Tyssseu, Jany. 9. 

* This was the Captain afterwards Rear- Admiral Manby, whose name was 
associated with that of Qoeen Caroline when Princess of Wales.— ( See Palmer's 
Ptrluttration ef Oreai Yarmouth^ VoL lu., p. 212). He died at the Oeorge Inn, 
Southam^n, and was buried at South Stoneham, Co., Hants. His Tf)mbBtone bears 
the Inscription— ** Sacred to the memory of J Rear- Admiral Thomas Manby | late of 
the Britisn Navy, second son of j Matthew Pepper Manby, Esq., | of Wood-Hall in 
the County of Norfolk. | He was bom on the 1st January, 1769 ] and died on the 13th 
June, 1834 i in his 65th year. | At an early age he accompanied | Captain Vancouver 
in his voyage round the world | and in the course of a long, subsequent i service 
commanded several of His Majesty's shiixt j in every iMirt of the Globe. | In this Tomb 
also j by the side of her Husband | Rear-Admiral Thomas Manbv | are deposited the 
remains | of Judith Manby | his wife i who survived him only eignt months { and died 
on the loth February, 1836 j in the 48th year of her age." 

ffenley Vicarage. Wm. C. Pbarsox. 

CoSKiBMATioN Casdidatrs. Errata.— At p. 80, Vol. v., the heading to the four lists of 
Cmnftrmatlou Candidates was omitted. It should have been headed, " Faoiah of Hemlngstoue^ 
Co. Suffolk." 



4 Nov. 1658. Assembly. 

" Att this Assemblie It is agreed that the broad ditch that Couveyes 
the Water out f fro the Marshes f soe to the Coon since into the salt 
water shall be fro time to time scewred (!) by the towne And the Charge 
allreadie Laid out by Mr Robt. Dunkon shalbe paid by the Chamberlyns 
of the towne." 

" Agreed that John Blomfeild shall be ioyned to the Lease w*^ his 
mother for the towne ffarme his mother dwell in. 
4 Nov. 1658. Great Court. 

"Att this Court it is ordered That All men w«^ desire to be 
Admitted to the flPreedome of this Towne or that make Clayme there 
unto by service or by Pattrimonye shall give in their names To the 
Assembly That soe they may Consider of it before they are Admitted 
and noe man To open his shopp without License from M*" BaylifFe or the 
Assemblie before they are Admitted To their ffreedom." 

" It is allsoe Ordered that all Apprentices shalbe inrolled with in 
one Mounthe after they are bound. And if the Masto' shall make defaulte 
there of the Masto' To fForfeite Twentie Shillings and soe for every 
Mounth after the flRrst Mounth Twentie shillings unless cause be showne 
to Mr. Bailiffe or the Assemblie And that their shalbe taken noe more 
then sixpence for the jnrollment." 

" It is Ordered That noe pson that is Capable of his fifreedome shall 
take anie Apprentice or make any'Contracte with any Apprentice untill 
the said pson soe Capable be Admitted To his ffreedome appon Payne of 
to fforfeite fforty shillings. 

" Ordered that noe pson shall speake in the Great Court but shall 
first Come into Court and To directe his speech To M^" Bailififs f not to 
Bpeake aboue once or Twice To any one bissines without Lycense of 
M*" Bayliffs And noe pson To speake whilest any other is A speakinge 
tippon Payne to fForfeite for each offence Twelue pence. 

" Ordered that noe pson shall departe the Courte w^ out Lycence 
untille all that is Recorded To be done at the Court be Read uppon 
Payne To fforfeite one Shillinge f Six pence. 

" It is allsoe Ordered that the Court shall allwaies begin presentlie 
after Tenn of the Clocke and To ende at Twelue of the Clocke unles it 
be uppon very urgent Occasions. 

" It is ordered That all Accomptants whatsoe ever shall every yeare 
uppon the Audyte daie bringe in their Accompts and Leave them with 
Mr Bayliffs and before the fiirst of ffebruary ffolloweinge paie and dis- 
charge the ffoote of their Accompts uppon payne of fforfeitinge Tenn 
pounds And that the Chamberlayues shall haue A Lettor of Attorney 
"To Continewe untille the said ffirst of ffebruary. 

" It is further Ordered that M** Bayliffs shall every Lecture daye 


aiid ffaier daiea go to Church with their Maces uppoii payne of 
fforfeitinge Tenn shillings cache of them And that the Chamberlyns 
shall waite one M"" Bailiffes To (yhurch in their Gownes uppon payne To 
fforfeite for every defaulte Twelve pence unlcs good canse be showne To 
M*" BaylifiFes And that the Chamberlaynes shall attende the Petty Court 
to take the with drawte (nc). 

" Ordered that all ffreemen of the Comoners that Come to To the 
Great Court shall come in A decont Manner in his Cloake or longe Coate 
uppoQ payne To fiforfeite Twelue pence. 

" Att this Court it is Agreed that the psons hereunder named or 
any Nine of them where of One of the 13ailifFs To be one of the Nine 
shall haue Authoritie to Audite the Accompte of the Tresurie and the 
Revenues of this Towne for the Last Years And such other Accompts as 
were left Unfinished afore That is to saie The BaylifFes, Portmen, 
Coroners, Richard Denny Myles Wallis Robt Manninge Robt Ridnall 
Henry Cosen Gilbert Lindfield John Ballard Richard Pembertou 
William Hawes William Lynch Willm ifeast Peter Aldus Robert Clarke 
Thomas Reeve. 

" It is also Agreed that the psons hereunder named or any 
Thirteene of them whereof One of the BayliflTes To be One of the 
Thirteene shall haue Authoritie To levie rate f sett ifynes uppon all 
such iforreners of this Towne As they shall take To be allowed of To 
open Shopp Trade f Trafficke w*?in this Towne Notwithstandinge the 
Order of Great Court made the Third day of March in the seaventeenth 
jeere of the late Kinge Charles And what fynes they f every of them 
shall paye for their Tradeings f Traffitinge {ttic) occupieinge f doeinge 
w*J»in this Towne And what the fforreners shall doe by Vertue thereof 
That is to saye, M"^ Bayliffes Portmen f Corona Thomas Burrough 
Henry Gosnold Simon Cumberland Peter Daines Thomas Wright Junr. 
Richard ffulcher Benjamyn Rowninge John ffrancke Thomas Meadowe 
Tobias Barker Thomas Rice Henry Robinson Joseph Haynier Joseph 
Hubbard John Stubbinge John Hulinge John Denton John Burrough 
John Camplyne Stephen Harte John Warner Thomas Nuson Peter Cole 
James Woolfenden ffrancis Scarles Edward Martin Richard Copton 
Thomas Cooke. 

" At the Court Mr Edward Morgan One of the ffower and Twentie 
-desired to be discharged of the OflBce of ffower and Twentie beinge ffower 
•Scoore and Seaven yeares of Age whereby he is much decayed in his 
hearinge And it is Agreed he shalbe discharged of his office of ffower 
and Twentie without a fyne." 

10 No. 1658. Assembly. 

" Ordered that there shalbe LiBtie granted to the sefiall Tenants 
of the Marshes to keepe Cowes is, Bullocks in the Marshes after the ffirst 
daie of October to the twentieth of ffebruary. 

" Ordered that there shalbe Tenn score Timber trees sold at Ulveston 


Hall Lauds for the best Advantage before the firat dale of Jauiierie And 

Keporte whoe will giue the most for them to be made to the Assemhiie 

by the Committe formerlie Appointed to fell them before they be sold.'' 

TJie Long House^ Saffron Walden. W. E. Layton, f.8.a. 

(To he continued,) 


Sir Charles Brandon. — He was one of the Knights " made by 
the King at Bolleyno, after the Conquest of the Towiie on the morowe 
after Michel mtisse day the laste of September on the 36 yere of hia 
reigne (1544)." Who was he? His arms were those of Brandon Dukea 
of Suffolk, with the addition of "a bendlet sinister or." denoting I 
presume, illegitimacy. Any particulars of him will oblige. 

W. D. Pink. 

Rev. a. Sucklino, Rector of Barsham and Rural Dean, ani> 
Historian of Suffolk. — What was the ultimate fate of this unfortunate 
gentleman's collections for his History of Suffolk, after they were sold 
as I understand they were en bloc to an Ipswich bookseller ? Has the 
true story of Mr. Suckling and his work ever been printed ? Did the 
speculation ruin him as he suggests on the last page of the wrapper of 
the final part (No. 8) issued? Is it known whether he foresaw how 
costly the work would prove at the rate he was progressing ? A complete 
copy would have cost each sul^scriber something like £20 I surmise. 
South Town, Gt. Yarmouth, W. B. Gerish. 

Lords of East Anolian Manors. — Would some reader of the East 
Anglian kindly give me a list of the lords of the manors of Wood Rising 
(Norfolk) and Willingham (Cambridge), between 1300 and 1500, and 
Stauningfleld (Suffolk) between 1550 and 1700, or direct me to a source 
from whence same can be obtained ? 

F. G. 

Brampton. — Who was "Sir Edward Brampton's son, of Portugal,"' 
who was knighted by the King at Winchester, about the year 1497T 
(See Metcalfs Book of Knights, p. 31.) In the several Brampton 
Pedigrees printed in the Visitations of Norfolk, (Harleian Soc. Vol.) no 
Sir Edward occurs. 

W. D. Pink. 

Singular Christian Name (Vol. v., pp. 28 — 29).— The Christian 
name of Hannahsttrce, varied in the signature to Hannahsteice, is 
singular. Is it possible that Anastasia is meant. ? If not, what is the 
name 1 

Lowestoft. John L. Clemencb. 


No. IX. 


Meriell or Muriel Gurdon was the daughter of Martin Sedley of 
Morley in Norfolk, and of Abigail, daughter of Sir Thomas Kuyvett, of 
Ash well thorpe, a member of an old aud distinguished family, descended 
through the Bowchiers from Edward in. She married in 1606, as his 
second wife, Brampton Gurdon, some time M.P. for Sudbury, who left 
her a widow in 1649. The following letter, addressed "for my louing 
Sonne Collonell Gurdon" is not dated, but was probably written very 
shortly before her death : — 

** Good Sonne, I hau write a lettar to each of yor Sisters in them 
yo may know how it was wth me in my last fite (fit) I thought yo 
might put sumthing into them ; I had not write to yo now but to desire 
yo not to come home tell ye sises (assizes) be done thow my fite war 
sumthing ell for I know yor cosen will be in a very ell cace (ill case) if 
yo showld come a way, I am pretey well now on my well day therfor I 
hope I shall be able to goe throw the next fite wth ye asistance of God, 
if the next fite showld l)e worse then the last yo shall hau word though 
one be sent of purpes thus wth my loue to yo desiring ye Lord to bring 
yo well home I I'est 

Yor euar louing mother 

Meriell Gurdon. 

I pray subscrib yo sister Hills letter I did not know whether yo 
would write any other to put it in to or not." 

The handwriting is very clear and plain. Mrs. Gurdon died on the 
22nd August, 1661, and the following particulars of her last wishes are 
noted by her son on the back of instructions received in March, 1657, 
from Cromwell's son-in-law, Lord Fleetwood, with reference to an appre- 
hended invasion of the coast of Norfolk by the Spanish Fleet. 

" Particulars of what Mrs. Meriell Gurdon wisht might be done after 
her death. Datd. March 24, 1657. 

To Mr. John Gurdon ^ his wife to buy Plate or morning, £10. 

Lady Mildmay for ye same use, £5, 

Mre. Joyce Gurdon & Mrs. Cum Munjoy for ye same use, £10. 

Judge Hill tk Mi's. Hill for ye same use, £20. 

Mr. & Mrs. Saltonstall for ye same use, £20." 

Mr. John Gurdon, Lady Mildmay, & Mrs. Joyce Gurdon, were 
children of Brampton Gurdon's first wife ; Mrs. Hill «k Mrs. Saltonstall 
were Meriell Gurdon's own children. Besides her eldest son. Colonel 
Brampton Gurdon, she had three other sons who died unmarried, one of 
them in New England, & one near * Barmoodes (Bermuda) within 2 or 3 
days of landing ' ; as well as a third daughter who died young. 



"Mi-8. Goodwin, Mary Goodwin, <k Mr. Lewis" are left 40/- each, to 
buy rings, & several other siuall legacies are mentioned, apparently to 
servants or poor neighboui*s. 

'* The poore at Shipdham, Granworth, & Letton, £6. 

The funerall to be privat wthout any busines, £20. 

Nor morning to be given other than is expressed. 

Her son Brampton's morning cfe his wife's, £15. 

Her grandchildren Brampton's & Tom's morning, £16. 

Liverys, £5. Goach blacked, £3. 

The plat to be divided between her son Brampton, and her two 
daughters Hill & Saltonstall. The greater part for her son, & what 
peeces he will. 

Good wife Boldro, £2. Egmore's wife, lOs." 

Mrs. Gurdon had also signed a paper giving to her son Brampton 
all her household stuff, jewels, plate, & money, & all other her household 
effects, putting him (as the document states) " in possession thereof by 
delivery of one silver spoone in the name of all the residue of my 
psonall estate." 

The following is a copy in her son's handwriting of the inventory 
of her personal effects : — 

" An Inventory of ye Goods & Chattels of Meriell Gurdon Late of 
Letton in ye County of Norffolke widow deceased taken ye twenty eighth 
day of August in ye yeare of ye Lord God. one thousand six hundred 
sixty and one by th whose names are here under written 

Imprimis in riddy mony <fe in debts 

Item her wearing aparrell 

It her wearing Lynen 

It books & other goods in her Closet 

It a Silver drinking Cupp 

A true coppy as sent unto the office under ye hands of Ed. ? and 

On a separate slip of paper the wearing apparel is valued thus : — 
"Mantel .... 

New silk gowne - . . - 

Satten pettecoat 

New Bumb® gowne . . . 

Scarlet pettecoat 

New silk . . . . 

Morning coat - - - . 

Other old Cloathes . . . 

Wearing Linen 

A touching memorial is a small square of paper, bearing the marks 
















7 10 


4 10 

2 13 

1 15 






of the pin, by which it has been attached to a sheet, on this scrap, 
which has curiously enough been preserved to this day, are written the 

" to ease the care of any other 
I have laied this shete redey 
to bury me with 

M. Gurdon." 
A portrait of Meriell Gurdon in a black cap and a ruff exists at 
Letton Hall in Norfolk, and an excellent efl&gy in white marble is 
preserved in Assington Church. She was remarkable for the beauty of 
her hands. 

Grundisburgh Hall, Woodbridge, W. Brampton Gurdon. 


N. Norse ; D. Danish : S. Swedish ; F. Frisian ; Fr. French ; G. German ; 
FL Flemish ; Dch. Dutch ; D.B. Domesday Book. 

Sach ; N. Saxi ; G. Sacha, Sack ; Dch. Saacke, Sak ; D. Sack ; D.B. Sac, Said, SexL 

Sacret ; Fr. Secret. 

Sadler; G. Sattler; p.n. 

Sage, Saggers, Seager, Siggers, Seakins, Siggee, Sugars, Sucker ; see Segon. 

Samty : Dch. Sante; D. Santin; Fl. Sente. 

SalUs, Sallows, Sales, from Sallowes, a loc. n. (Norf.) 

Salt, Salter, Salt ; a loc. n. (Staffs.) 

Sams, Sammons : see Salmon. 

Sandel, Sands, Saunders, Sann - N. Sandi ; n.n. Dch. Sande, Sanders ; G. Sander ; 

D. Sand, Sandell, Sander ; FL Sannes, Sanders ; S. Sandell, Sanderson. 
Sandifer, from Sandiford, a loc. n. (Staffs.) 
Sanxter; Dch. Sangster. 

Sarll, Serle; S. Serling; Dch. Sarlie; Fr. Serl^, Serlin, Sarlouis? D.B. Serlo. 
Saury, from Sawrey, a loc. n. (Lanes.) 
Savage, Sauvage ; Fr. Sauvage. 
Savory ; Fr. Savary ; Hugt. n. 
Sayle, from Sale, a loc n. (Chesh.) 
Scare ; tee Scarce. 
Scarlett; G. Scharlot. 
Scoggins ; N. Skaggi ; D. Schackinger ; Dch. Schokking ; G. Schockies ; FL Schae- 

Kens, Schoukens. 
Scotchmer, from Scotchman or Dch. Schottemeijer. 
Soottow, a loc. n. (Norf.) 
Scruby, from Scrooby. a loc. n. (Notts.) 
Scully ; ue Sculpher, or from Scidthorpe, a loc. n. (Norf.) 
Seaber, Sea vers ; see Seppings. 

Sealey, Siely, SUlett, SMitoe, ShilUto, Sillis, Seels; see Silence. 
Seamon, Seaman, Simmons, Simmons, Simkin, Simson, Simms ; see Symonds. 
Self; D. Selvig? D.B. Selva. 
Sell ; Dch. Sel, SeU, Selle ; N. Sebi. 
Sellers: Dch. and G. SeUe; FL Selders, Sell, Sellier, p.n. 
Sendall ; FL Sendall. 
Setchell, a loc. n. (Camb.) 

Seward : N. Sig-vatr ; F. Swderd : D.B. Siuerd, Suert. 
Sewill, Soole ; U. Sevel? Dch. Schewel? 
Shade ; see Sheedy. 
Shalders; Fl. Scholders. 

Shanks; D. Schantz; G. Schanke; Dch. Schenke; FL Schenck. 
Shardalow, from Shardlow, a loc. n. (Derbys.) 


Sharman ; G. Scharman ; Dch. SchUrman ; D. Schaumau ; a p.h. Soeman in D.B. 

Shu-p, Sharpin ; see Scarf. 

Sharr, Shore ; G. Schar, Schor ; Sch. Schaar ; N. Sk^. 

Shave ; D. Schevers ; Fl. Scheyven ; G. Schafer ; Fr. Chave, a Hufft n. ; D.B. Chevre. 

Shaw, a loc. n. (Oxf., Lanes., Wilts.), or 1>. Schau, Show; Fl. Scnaugh. 

Shcekel, Shickle ; see Shicle. 

Shearhod, from Shereford, a loc. n. (Norf.) 

Sheldon, from Shelton, a loc. n. (Xorf.), or Sheldon (Devon, Staffs., Derby., 

Sheldrake, Sheldrick, Shildrick, from Sheldwich, a loc n. (Kent). 
Sheppard ; from Chebbard ; a loc. n. (Dorset.) 
Sherwood, a loc. n. (Notts.) 
Shewell ; Dch. ScheweL 
Shilling, from Shillington, a loc. n. (Herts.), or Skillingtou (Lines.), or D., G., Dch., 

Schilling ; a p.n. 
Shimmin ; D. Schieman or Schemin ; a loc. n. (Lines.) ; D.B. 
Shingles; D. and Dch. Schinkel; ap.n. 
Shipp, Skipper ; D. Schipke ; Dch. Schipper, a p.n. 
Shirley, a loc. n. (Surrey). 
Shorten, Shorter, Shorting ; see Shortins. 

Shute, a loc. n. (Devon), or Dch. Schoot, Schnt ; N. Skiti ; D. Skytte. 
Sidle ; see Sydal ; or from Siddall, a loc. n. (Lanes.) 
SUvey; N. Silfri; n.n. Dch. SUva; S. Silfven. 
Sivil ; Fr. Serville ? 

Skeels, Skells, Scholes, Skotilding ; see Skelt. 
Skeet, Skeat, Skett ; N. Skjiti or Skidi; D. Skatt; Skytte, p.n. 
Skerry ; sec Shreeve. 
Skinner; Dch. Skene? 
Slann, from Slaugham, a loc. n. (Suss.)? 
Slapp; N. Slappi ; G. Schlappe; FL Sleyp. 
Slater; Dch. Schlette. 
Smart; D. Smart? D.B. Smert. 
Snape, a loc. n. (Suff.); Dch. Sneep; a p.n. 
Snasdall, a loc. n. 

Snushall, from Snowshill, a loc. n. (Somers.) 
Soer, from Soar, a loc. n. (Ijinc.) 
Softley, Soflev ; Fr. Soffie? 
Sooby, from Sotby, a loc. n. (Lines.) 

Sothem, Suthers, from Sotherton (Suff.) or Southrey (Lines.) 
Spall, Sporle ; see Paul or Sporle, a loc. n, (Norf.) 
Sparke; S., Fl. Sjmak ; G. Spauke. 
Sparrow, Sperling ; sec Spore ; S. Sparre ; G. Sperling. 
Speakman ; Dch« Spiekerman. 
Speechly, from Spetchley, a loc, n. (Worcs.) 
Spellman ; Dch. Spcelman j G. Spielmann ; Fl. Spelraans. 
Spencer, from Despencer (Latin, Dispensator, a steward) ; Di8])ensator, a tenant in 

chief in D.B. 
Spice ; D. Speich. 
Spilling ; D. Spelling. 
Spooner; G. Sponer. 
Spragg, Spraggons. 
Spriggs ; Dch. Sprik. 
Spring ; D. / G. , Dch. , Springer. 
Spruce; Dch. Spross; G. Sprosse? 
Sprunt; I). Sprunck ; G. Sprung? 
Squire ; Fr. Lsquier, a Hugt. n. 
Squirrell, Squirl, Swirles. 

Staff; Dch. Staff; G. Staffe; D. Staw; Fl. Staff; S. Staaf. 
Stagff ; D. Stage ; Fl. Stache ; G. Stach. 
SUllion ; S. Stahlin ; Fl. Staelens ; G. and Dch. Stalling. 
Stammers ; see Stamp, or Stambruges, a loc. n. in Flanders ; or D. Stamor, p.n. ;. 

D.B. Stam ; G. Stammer. 


Stanger ; D. and G. Stanger ; S. Stange. 

StaniiAPd; Fl. Standaert, Stanford (Norf.); Dch. Standaard; G. Stanner; D.B. 

Stanard, Stanart. 
Stanshaw liee Stanger ; D.B. Stankar. 

Starkey ; Fr. Staquet ; G., D., Fl., S., Dch., Stark, Starke, Starck. 
Starling, Starr ; Dch. Starre ; S. Stahre, Star, Stare ; G. Stahr ; S. Stahlin ; D. Stahr. 
Start; «ee Starters. 
Steam ; 9ce Stame. 

Stebbens ; see Stebbings ; Stebbing, a loc. n. (Ebs.) 
Steed, aloe. n. (StaflFs.) 
Steele : Dch. and G. Stiel. 
Steggold, Steggles, Stiggles ; see SteggaU. 
Sterry, Starey ; Dch. Sterre. 
Stiff; G. Stief ; S. Styffe. 

StimpBon ; Dch. Stemes : Fl. Steemans ; D. Steman. 
Stirk ; Dch. Sterk ; Fl. Sterck ; G. Stercke. 
St. John ; Sent John in Roll of Battell Abbey. 
St. Leger ; Sent Legere in Roll of Battell Abbey. 
Stokes, Stokely, Stuck (loc. n.) ; see Stocking. 
Stopher, Stoving, from Stoven, a loc. n. (Suff.); or Dch. Stoov^, Stover; Fl. Stoefs, 

Stoove, p.n. 
Stone, a loc. n. (Staffs., Kent, &c.) 
Stork, a loc. n. (Yorks.) : D.B. Estorch. 
St Quintin ; Sent Quintin in Roll of Battell Abbey and D.B. 
Street, a lex;, n. (Suas., &c.) 
Stretch ; G. Streich ; a p.n. D.B. Stric. 
Strowger, Strowlger ; see Strowyer. 
Strutt; G. Struttmann. 
Styles ; Dch. Stijl ; D. Steil. 
Stubbings ; see Stubbs. 
Stutter; wc Studd. 
Summers, a loc. n. (Ess.) 
Sumpter, from Sumpting, a loc. n. (Ess.)? 
Sutlm, Suttle, from Suocliff ; a loc. n. 
Swain ; X. Sveinn ; Dch. Swen ; D. Svenne. 
Syder : see Sydal. 
Syer, Sears ; see Sayers. 
Syret, from Sarratt, a loc. n. (Herts.) 
Swinger; G. Schwinger. 

Ravenstone Hospital, Ashhy-de-la-Zouch, H. Barbeb, m.d. 

(To he continued,) 


Easion, Nichol de, Norwich citizen. So stated in Hebrew deed of 
1266, wherein he is described as receiving a rent of 3/- on a house in 
Berstrete, St. Michaers. 

Ecclesfeld, Peter de. Sheriff 1191—1192. (See Mason's ilW/ott, p. 
531.) In or about 1201, he owed five silver marks to Margaret, daughter 
of Jumet of Norwich, recoverable at the (second) nativity of St. John 
the Baptist succeeding the demise of Gerard, Prior of Norwich. His 
land in Porringland was handed over as security. Gerard died on 17 
December, 1201. Margaret's deed of acquittance is dated 29 June, 
1203; originals in Harleian Charter 43 A 5*4. From these it appears 
that Peter de Eggesfeld's wife was named Cecilia. 


ElmeifvelU, Bohert jU William de. Was indebted in 1251 to two 
Jewish brothers, Jacob and Leo, sons of Eliab of Norwich. Their 
sister, Hannah, wife of Moses of Norwich, was somehow mixed up with 
this debt. In 1263, the two creditors, Abraham de Ebor acting as their 
witness, write a Hebrew letter to the chirographers of the Norwich 
coffer, stating that they will hold the latter good against all consequences 
arising out of the removal of a bond of one hundred shillings, sealed 
with the seal of Robert The creditors state that they cannot produce 
their counterpart of the bond as 'Mt was lost in London amidst the riot 
and hubbub which took place there against the Jews." If the counter- 
part is ever produced *^ it is to be of no avail, but is to be regarded as a 
broken potsherd." 

Ely, Nichol de. Appears in two Hebrew deeds, l)oth dated 1266, 
as witness and bailiff of Norwich. Two Latin deeds at Westminster 
mention him as bailiff' in 1266 and 1269 respectively. Blomefield (p. 42) 
makes him bailiff in 1267, 1269, 1270, 1272, and erroneously 1227. 
According to Norfolk Antiquainan Miscellany (Vol. iii., pt. 2), Nichol de 
Ely was excommunicated in 1272. 

Ely, Peter de. Held plot of ground in London in fee from Hugo 
de Neville, circa 1220. He figures in a Latin charter, wherein Abraham 
fil Muriel parts with a house in St Mary's, Colechurch, to Geoffrey de 
Mandcville, Earl of E^ssex and Gloucester. Add. m.s. 4542. The deed 
conveying this change of proprietorship is of some importance, as it 
incidentally introduces the names of some of the most eminent Loudon 
Christians and Jews of the period. 

Escot, John le, Scot, Scoth. Witness in Hebrew deed dated 1265. 
Bailiff at same date. Blomefield (p. 42) makes him bailiff in 1272. He 
appears as Bailiff in a Latin deed, undated, among the Westminster 
Abbey archives. See Blovifield (Vol. iv., p. 385), and Hudson's St. Peter 
Permounterffate (p. 80.) 

Eiitowl Roger de. Harleian Charter, 43 A. 64 A.B. Grant by 
William, son of Ranulph le Flamhang to Roger de Stowe of land in 
Totestoke (County Suffolk) charged with the yearly payment of id. to 
the King for the Castle Ward of Norwich (Latin). To this is attached 
a Hebrew acquittance signed by Isaac fil Eliab, the famous Isaac of 
Norwich, releasing the lands which had formerly come into his 
possession. Roger is Rouher in the Hebrew document. 

Estunaey, John (le). Samuel of Norwich's autograph acknow- 
ledgment that he has sanctioned the removal from the Norwich coffer of 
a slip for XI 0, containing the names of his father and those of John le 
Esturmeyand Roger de Wiwelsford. No date. John Esturmey (7?i>A<m<7«* 
124) was taken prisoner in 1264, when Henry the third captured the 
city of Noithampton. 

Evering, Roger fil. Norwich Hebrew deed, 1266. Was lord of the 
fee on a house in Norwich. 

Fleming, William le. (See Roger de Estow). 


Frattenhamy John le Palmer de, (See Agnes and John Balle). 
Garland, William. 

Needham Street, St. Stephen's, 1265. 

*» «.2 iJ^":^ 

J^l— ^;l*| I House, courtyard, and appurtenances. Ven- 

.SjiS^^^ dor: Columba, wife of Judah ben Eliab. Vnr- 

g»?'^]|«tS I chaser: Solomon fil Eliab brother of this Judah. 

c ^i el's I i Vendor retains half of the premises. 

w^^Ss-od . -- - 

Courtyards of William Garland <k Henry de Hellesdon. 
Same date and locality. 

Needham Street, St. Stephen's, 1265. 

e o g I ' Land with buildings thereon, equal in length 

^ I J^ ! and breadth to property of Judah adjoining. 

i!aS I V^^^o^"- Manser fil Ursel the Levite. Pur- 

Wi^ I chaser : Eliezer fil Solomon (Diaia fil Deulecresse). 



Land formerly William Garland. 
Gerard, prior of Norwich, (^ee Peter de Ecclesfeld.) 
Gilbert de Ilketshalle ; Sir James son of. Norwich, 1277. Tran- 
saction recorded in Hebrew, treating of his indebtedness to Abraham fil 
Deulecresse, and his pledging the manor of Kelling as security. The 
deed is peculiar from the number of English names and matters put 
into Hebrew characters ; such as attorney, appurtenances. Sir, Edward, 
James, Gilbert, chirograph, &c. An entry on the Patent Roll, 8 
Edward i., 1280, is thus calendared : — "Inspeximus and confirmatiom of 
letters patent of Walter de Helyun to Thomas de Weyland, dated 
London, the morrow of the ascension, 8 Ed. i. Selling, by the King's 
precept, the term of eight years which Abraham son of Deulecresse, 
Jew of Norwich, drawn and burnt for blasphemy, of which he was 
convicted, had in the manor of Kelling, out of the demise of Lord 
James son of Gilbert, and the issues of the same from the date at which 
it came into the hands of the King, and the chattels of the said Jew 
found therein, for 50 marks to be paid to Philip de Wilegeby for behoof 
of the King — Westminster, 20th February. 

For Kelling (see Rye's Calendar of Feet of Fines, p. 85.) 
Girdlere, John le. In the Hebrew, zgrdlr, one word. Witness 
in Norwich Hebrew deed, 1264. 

Gosselfordy Moger de. The Hebrew has Rouher Degozelfurt, which 
may readily be " de Wivelsford." {See John TEsturraey). 

Gwmey family. Had several dealings at various periods with 
Norwich Jews. (For particulars of this important family see Blomefield, 
Vol. IV., p. 8 ; Parkings Norfolk, Vol. iv., p. 558 ; and Mason's Norfolk. 
Vide also Records of the House of Gurney, 2 Vols., London, 1848), 

M. D. Davis. 
(To be continued.) 



The name of Punchardon, contracted to Punchard, appears first in 
England in the Roll of Battle Abbey. On the continent it is found in 
Normandy and Brittany, and in the later records of France down to 
the time of the Revolution. The name is variously spelt by Stow, 
Holinsted, Brady, and others ; and a full list of its forms may be found 
in the Antiquary (Vol. xiv,, p. 94 — 96), in a comparative table of 
surnames by Mr. Arthur Folkard. Besides the original seat of the 
family at Ponte Cardun, near Heaufle, in old Normandy, three villages 
in England bear its name ; Heanton Punchardon in Devon, Lydiard 
Punchardon in Somerset, and Punchardon, Northumberland. There is 
also a Ponchardisland in Ireland, county Kildare. 

Robert Punchard received the manors of Heanton, Blackeville, and 
Mothecombe — all in North Devon, near to Barnstaple, at the hands of 
the Conqueror; and held there 4 J Knights' fees under Baldwin the 
Sheriff. The names of the Englishmen displaced were Ulf, Brismar, 
and Alceric. Sir William Pole describes in his collections for Devonshire 
(p. 396, tfec.) the descent of the elder male branch to the end of the 
thirteenth century; when, on the death of Sir John Punchard, the 
Heanton estates fell to the three daughters, who married respectively 
Sir Philip Beaumont, Sir Richard Beauple, and Sir Henry' Ralegh. The 
lands ultimately descended to the children of the first named Knight, 
in right of their mother, Ermegard Punchard ; and from them to the 
Bassets who lived at Heanton Court until within the last few yeai-s. 

Another Devon branch, descended from Hugh Punchardon of Little 
Bovey, a younger son to Robert, who fought at Hastings, has representa- 
tives in the county still — especially at Totnes and Dartmouth. 

The Somerset family, descended from Sir William de Punchardon, 
Knight of Dunster Castle, came to an end in the fifth generation, and 
its estates went by marriage to the Malets of Enmore. 

Another son or grandson of the firat Robert settled in Hertford- 
shire, and held the Manor of Willien until 1370. In Hampshire, Sir 
Robert Punchardon was lord of Faccombe and Ellingham ; there his 
descendants flourished to the close of the fifteenth century ; Walter 
Punchard dying in 1480. 

Besides these counties the name is found in Dorset, Wilts, 
Gloucester, Herts., Berks., Lincoln, Lancashire, and Northumberland ; 
and there is a goodly list amongst them of ecclesiastics, knights, and 
men at arms. But what is of more immediate concern to our pages is 
the presence of the family in the Eastern Counties, where it seems to 
have followed a long and varied but on the whole a downward course. 
The first Norfolk Punchard of note was Alexander of Apelton, manu- 
captor of Richard de Walsingham in 1305. Of his immediate kin was 
W^illiam Punchard of North Tuddenham, whose granddaughter Joan 
was the mother of the great Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent and 
Governor of Norwich Castle. The pedigree is as follows : — 


William Punchard miles de North Tuddenham. 
= Alicia Folkard de Oyrey. 


Matilda= Sir Richard deBelhuB Alicia = Robert de Nerford Joan Puxi-=Reyiier de 

of Tuddenham. Gustos of Dover, chard. "" 

Their last male descendant 0.8.)). 

Sir Richard + 1363. 

Burgh (or 



Geoffreyde Burgh, William, Steward Hubert de=(l) Joan, dr. of Earl Rivers. 
Bishop of Ely 1^5 to Hen. IL, ances- Burgh (2) Beatrice, dr. of William de 

+ 1228. tor of the Earls + 1243. Warenne. 

Clanricarde, &c. (3) Isabel, dr. of William, Earl 

of Gloucester. 
(4) Margaret of Scotland. 

There is no comparison between the splendour of this descent of 
the de Burghs, the children of Joan Punchard, and the rest of her name 
in Norfolk. Tlie records indeed are scanty from 1311 to 1476, when 
we meet with the will of Richard Punchard of Dereham : from whom 
probjiblj the present Norfolk families all trace their origin. The exact 
steps of their genealogy are however hard to trace ; nor can a clear 
pedigree be shown without further evidence. One thing of interest may 
be noted before we pass to the neighbouring county. William Punchard 
— probably of Litcham or East Lexharo — emigrated to America in 1660, 
and married Abigail Waters of Salem, from whom a numerous family 
settled at Boston. The full pedigree is in the British Museum.* 

From Dereham it seems some of the Punchards passed into Suffolk 
and settled at Stonham and Bedingfield. George Punchard of Earl 
Stonham ( + 1522) left his lands to William, who died in 1554. Simon, 
his son and heir, died in 1575, and was succeeded by Thomas, who died 
at Witnesham 1610. The wills of all these and many others are 
preserved, but there are gaps in the records which prevent for awhile at 
least a full compilation. 

In marked contrast, happily to these fragments, I now append a 
sheet of the Bedingfield Punchards, for the verification of which I am 
largely indebted to my kinsman, Mr. Arthur Folkard. 

There is further a pedigree of Jeremy Punchard (brother of the 
Rev. John Punchard of Hasketon) who was born at Bedingfield in 1661. 
His son Jeremiah died at Fornham St. Martin in 1729, and was, 
presumably, the father of Charles Punchard, who died at Little 
Wratling in 1840, and has left numerous descendants in West Suffolk. 
But there is no direct proof at present who was the father of Charles 
Punchard, and I therefore omit his branch of the family. 

This which now follows is interesting for its strange completeness, 

and its notes of marriages with other Suffolk families — some of them 

well-known : Ffyske, Paton, Camborne and Hawys, Carter, Folkard, 

Symonds, and Elgood. 

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(46) John Bray of Tilbury^ Thomas Clerk of Toppesfieldi ^'t'Cincis Lyons 

of Ashen, William Parker, Peter Rogers and Wm, Stoure of Stoke- 
by-Clare grant certain lands and tenements in Ashen called 
" Osbemes " (formerly belonging to Agnes, widow of Roger de 
Andrenstoive), to Robert de Hethe, Robert de Kedington, John de 
Borley, and John Ounce of Toppesjleld. Dated at Ashen, Monday 
before St Peter and St Paul's day. 13 Ric, 11. 

Sciant presentes et fiituri quod nos Johes Bray de Tillebery 
Thomas Clerk de Topesfield Franciscus Lyons de Esse Willmus Parker, 
Petreus Rogerus et Willmus Stoure de Stoke juxta Clare concessimus et 
hac preseuti carta nostra confirmavimus Robto de Hethe Robto de 
Kedington Johi de Borlee et Johi Gonce de Topesfelde omnia terras et 
tenementa que et quas habuimus ex dono Willi Vynour que quondam 
fuerunt Agnetis quondam uxoris Rogeri de Andrenstowe vocata 
Osebernes jacentia in parochia de Esse predicta Habendum et Tenendum 
omnia predicta terras et tenementa cum omnibus pertinentiis suis 
predictis RoBto KoBto Jotii et Johi heredibus et assignatis suis de 
capitalibus dominis feodi illius per servicia inde debita et de jure 
consueta Ita tamen. quod nee nos predicti Johes Thomas Franciscus 
Willimus Petrus et Willmus nee heredes nostri nee aliquis pro nos seu 
nomine nostro in predictis terris et tenementis cum omnibus pertinentiis 
suis aliquod jus vel clameum de cetero exigere seu vendicare poterimus 
in perpetuum In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti carte sigilla nostra 
apposuimus Hiis testibus Willo Folcher Elija Vynour Benedicto Bourse 
Wills Gylot Rico Gylot et aliis. Datum apud Esse predicta die lune 
proxima post festum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli anno regni Regis 
Ricardi secundum post couquestum tertiodecimo. 

[Appended were formerly six seals, of which four still remain, but 
are too much mutilated to decipher.] 

(47) John Sexteyn of Stoke by Clare, Nidiolas Andreio of Bury St 

Edmonds painter of Stoke, and John Packeles of Ashen grant a 
certain croft of land in Ashen to Nicholas Aldeby alias Bi'oustere 
of Stoke, Wm. Smyth of Clare William Clerk Rector of the Church 
of Ashen and Stephen Clerk of Ashen, but this grant is to be void 
if Nicholas Aldeby pays H marks during the 7i€,rt seven years to 
John Sejcteyn. Dated at Ashen September G^]*- 20 Henry vi™ 

Sciant presentes et futuri quod nes Johes Sexteyn de Stoke juxta 
Clare Nichus Andreio de Buri Sancti Edmondi pinctor de Stoke predicta 
et Johes Packeles de Eshen dedimus concessimus et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmavimus Nicho Aldeby alias Broustere de Stoke Willmo 
Smyth de Clare Willmo Clerk rectori ecclesie de Eshen et Stephd Clerk 
de eadem unam croftam vocataai Mochille Stubbynge jacentem in 
parochia de Eshen predicta inter tcrram J oh is Kertlyng vocatam Lytle 


Stubbyngge ex una parte et regalem viam diicentem do Escheu versus 
Stoke ex altera parte uno capite abuttante super terrain Thome Aldeby 
vocatam Soutfeld et terram domini de Clare alio vero capite abuttante 
super terram Johis Cole vocatam uethelee et terram dicti dominii de 
Clare vocatam Bullokks Habendum et Tenendum totam predictam 
croftam cum sepibus et fossatis et omnibus aliis suis pertinentiis 
predictis Nicho Aldeby Willd Smyth Willd Clerk et Stepho Clerk 
heredibus et assignatis eorum de capitalibus dominis feodi per servicia 
inde debit a et de jure consueta Sub tali tamen couditione quod dictus 
Nichus Aldeby solvat seu solvi faciat vel atturnati sui solvant seu solvi 
faciant prefato Johi Sexteyn vel atturuatis suis quatuordecim marcas 
legalis moneti Anglie in septem aunis proximis et contiuuis post datum 
preseutem sequentibus videlicet in festo Natalis Domini nunc proximo 
futuro XIII*. iiii^. Et in festo Nativitatis Sancti JohTs Baptiste ex tunc 
proximo futuro xiii». iiii<*. Et in festo Natalis Domini ex tunc proximo 
sequente xiii*. iiii<*. et sic solvendo annuatim de festo in festum et de 
anno in annum donee omnia dictarum quatuordecim marcarum pleuarie 
fuerit persolutum Et si contingat dictum Nichum Aldeby vel attuniatos 
Buos in aliqua solutioue predictarum xiiii marcaiiim ad aliquod festum 
predictorum festorum post quindecim dies deficere in parte vel in toto 
tunc bene licebit prefatis Johi Sexteyn Nicho Andrew et Johi Paccheles 
heredibus vel attomatis eorum in predicta crofta cum sepibus et fossatis 
et cum omnibus suis pertinentiis reintrare rehabere et in pristino statu 
tenere preseutibus cartis indentatis et seisina inde liberata non obstanti- 
bus In cujus rei testimonium hiis Ciirtis indentatis partes predicts 
altematim sigilla sua apposuerunt Hiis testibus Johfle Hertishom Johne 
Lenne Rico Parker Willm5 Sewale Johtie Cole et aliis Datum apud 
Eschen predicto Sexto die mensis Septembri anno regni Regis Henrici 
sexti post conquestum Anglie vicesimo. 

[Appended are four small seals of red wax, all mutilated and illegible]. 


(1.) Richard de Pitwinahale. Thin n&me is derived from land in the adjoining parish 
of Belchamp St. VavlVa called " Pitwinahale," William de Pitwineshall was a 
tenant of the manor in that parish in 1240. {tnde '* Domesday of St. Pauls.*' 
Camden Society, 1858.) 
(3.) Colescroft. Hugh, son of Gilbert de Coleacroft was a tenant of the manor of St 
Paul's in 1240. 
Cissor. Is not this the Latin form of ** le tailor " ( = Scissor) ? 
Willelmus cum Barba. This is the Latin form of "Beaixled William." His 
brother was called Philip de Leone (see No. 33). 
(7.) From this deed we get this pedigree- 
John Osebem of Ashen = Joan 
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I ! 

Richard Osebcrn eldest son and heir. John Bursy. 

(10.) Willelmus le Vinour ; this name is variously spelt Vinour, Vynour, Vinur, and 
Venur, and possibly means " the hunter." 




(12.) The following pedigree may be gathered from these deeds — 
de GosHeford= 

William de Gosseford of=Diony«ia Richard de (T08aeford= Christina 
Clare, living 1286. | (wido wl312). living 1285. (widow 1312). 

Sir Michael de Gosseford, living 1312. 

(14.) Lambesele. This seems to be a round about way of spelling the lambs ley. 


A.D. 1444- 


Tabula testamentorum probat ab Anno Dni 1458 usq^ ad Annum 1477. 

[N.B. 1464 omitted or lost. J 

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Entry in the Framlingham Parish Register. ** Pothokes " for 
THE Neck. — The following entry occura in the Framlingham Register : — 

*^ Ano Doviene 1622. 

Jhon Tybneham was buryed the 26 day of Marche and he was 
brought with a pass the 25 day of Marche from Parhani in a cearte by 
the ofFesseres of Param with a payer of pothokes abought his necke & 
he ded depart his lyf presentle after he was layd downe in the yere of 
1622 and his pass was to send him to a town whiche by the nam was 
named Stok Ashe." 

I should be very glad if anyone could give me the clue to the 
meaning of the ** payer of pothokes." 

Fressiufffield Vicarage^ Harleston. J. J. Raven, d.d., p.s.a. 

[It may, we think, be taken for granted that the " pot hokes " were 
called into use in a rough and ready way for the purpose of bridling this 
refractory "rogue and vagabond." These "pothangles" or '* pot- 
hangers," as they were called, were generally found where open fire 
places existed. This extemporized form of punishment, probably coupled 
with strong resistance on the man's part, was doubtless the cause of the 
poor fellows speedy demise. Under the pjiss system very harsh 
measures were frequently and often unnecessarily dealt out to the 
unfortunate wayfarer; but "pothokes" for the neck is certainly a novel 
feature in the treatment. It would be interesting to learn whether 
"pothokes" were systematically used in this way. — Ed.] 

Hastings, formerly op Ipswich. — A correspondent is making 
enquiries with a view to the identification of a Thomas Hastings and his 
wife Susanna or Susan, who left Ipswich for America in 1634, and 
would be glad of any help to this end. 

Palgrave Family. — In the Register of Hoxne, Suffolk, is the 
following entry of a marriage: "1664. Richard Sadler, clarke, & 
Hellena Palgrave, Aprill 26." Her name does not appear in the 
Palgrave Family i\fe7norial8, privately printed by the late C. J. Palmer 
and Stephen Tucker, and there are no othev entries of the name in the 
Hoxne Register. At p. 29 of the Memorials is given the will of Mary 
Palgi-ave, spinster, 1723, daughter of the Rev. Nathanael Palgrave, 
Rector of Letheringsett, by Mary his first wife, daughter of the Rev. 
E<iward Worsley, in which she bequeaths to Mr. William Cory, "a 
picture of her grandfather Sadler." According to the pedigree on p. 19, 
her grandfathers were Sir John Palgrave, Knt., and the above Edward 
Worsley, also Rector of Letheringsett. Who was Hellena Palgrave? 
and how could Mary Palgrave have a " grandfather Sadler " ? 

Dins Rectory. C. R. M. 

NOTES AND <217ERIE8, ETC. 113 


No. X. 


The following letter, written by Sir William Cooke, to his wife, 

gives a good description of the life of a member of Parliament 200 

jears ago. The writer was returned for Great Yarmouth to the first 

Parliament of James ii., summoned to meet at Westminster on the 19th 

May, 1685 ; he afterwards represented the County of Norfolk in the 

Convention Parliament, and in the second and third Parliaments of 

William iii. Lady Cooke is thus described in bod Latin in the epitaph 

on her husband's monument in Cranworth Church : " Jana uxor, viro 

tanto non iudigna, e regia familia Stuartorum oriunda (sic), sive animam, 

sive corpus spectes, prseclavis dotibus omata, sive conjugem, sive 

matrem pari pietatis affectu honoranda.^' He portrait^ at Letton Hall, 

is that of a remarkably plain woman. 

" For the Lady Cooke at 
J. . Broome Hall in Norfolk 

^ Q , to be left at the post house at 

My dearest. Bungay iu Suff. ^.^ ,, ^ 3, 

This has very little to tell you beside my health wch I very 
'well enjoy, & to apologize for that confused letter wch I sent you the 
last post wch was written at such snatches & closed soe late at night as 
I forgot to prsent my duty to my mother, 1 hope you supplyed my 
fayleure in that I alsoe desire you not to show my letters for I have no 
time to write but very early in the momeing (k very late at night & 
shall often trouble you w^ od kinde of stufTe : I finde it very pleasant 
to goe by water from the old Swan to Westminster in the momeing ft 
no very inconvenient Journey to come back at night on foot, this 
I have hitherto done. Gates was whipt from AUgate to Newgate on 
Wednesday, but all say the hangman was very favourable to him. I 
finde the greatest civilities in the world from my sister Heme & all my 
coseus <b certainly I could not have more happyly lodged thim where I 
doe, if I be not too troublesome to my sister who is the most gentile 
woman in her house I ever saw & has all things soe neat about her. 
This day we have concluded the sweareing of all our members An to- 
morrow momeing we shall have a speech from the King «fe then we shall 
fall to busines. this day I went from pye ally to Westminster on foot 
& soe I came back & finde my selfe not much weary wth the journey : 
tis now late & I have another letter to write to Yarmouth 4k I must 
leave my duty & all other recomendations this time to your dispose 4 
subscribe my selfe your most affectionate husband 

W°* Cooke, 
All the familie here prsent their service & love, etc. 

Grunduhurgh Hall, Woodbridge. W. Brampton Gurdok. 




Aldbrman* Family. 

15S8 Katherina Alderman filia Thome Alderman baptizata 25 die Novembrifl Ao. 90 

Henrici 8. 
1539 Baptisma Georffij Alderman filij Thome Alderman 29* die Januarij A* prsBdcto. 

1541 Baptisma Elizabeth Alderman filie Thome Alderman 17 die Decembris. 

1542 Baptisma Anne Alderman filie Thome Alderman 10 die Aprilis. 
1545 Baptisma Robtus Alderman filij Willmi Alderman 15 die Julij. 

1547 Baptisma Margarete Alderman filie Willmi Alderman 7 die Decembris A* 

Re)?. Edwardi 6 prime. 

1548 Baptisma Elizabeth Alderman filie Thome Alderman 12 die mensis sup 

1651 Elizabeth Alderman filia Wilmi Alderman baptiz temo die maij A' pdcto. 
1553 Agneta Alderman filia willmi Alderman baptiz decimo quinto Julij. 
1 555 — 1556 Cislie Alderman baptiz 29 die mensis J uni j terno et quarto Phlpa et Marie. 
1577 Robtus Alderman filius Rbbti Alderman bapt fuit 13 die Novembr. 
1580 Anna Alderman filia Robti Alderman baptizat fuit [?] die Septembris. 

1584 Anna Alderman filia Robti Alderman baptizat fuit xvij die octobris. 

1599 Peter t ye sonne of Robert Alderman & Joane his wife baptized the 9th of 

1605 John the sonne of Robert Alderman & Joane his wife bapt. the 7th of Aprill 1605. 

1622 Abraham. Bull & Joane Alderman widdowe were marryed the 17th of November. 

1538 Scpultura Katherine Alderman filie Thome Alderman xxviijmo die decembris 

Anno xxxmo Henrici octaui. 
1556 — 1567 SepiUtus Willmi Alderman vndecimo die Septembris 4 et quinto Philipi 

& Marie. 

1568 Joanna Alderman sepult fuit eodem die [18 die £februari1} 

1574 Alicia Alderman uxor Thome Alderman sepulta fuit 17 die Junij. 

1575 Thomas Alderman sepult nono die Julij. 

1580 Johes Alderman sepult xix* die novembris. 

1585 Elizabetha Alderman sepulta fuit undecimo die februarij. 
1620 Robert Alderman buryed the 16th of ffebruarye. 

1628 Prudence allderman bured October 18. 

Bradstrbbt Familt. 
1566 Humfridus Bradstreet filius Robti Bradstreet bapt. fuit 10 die februarij. 

1569 Thomus Bradstret filius Robti Bradstret bapt. fuit 23 die octobr. 
1572 Henricus Bradstret filius Robti Bradstret bapt. 23 mrtij. 

1576 Anthonius Bradstret filius Robt Bradstret bapt. fuit 24 die Januarij. 

1581 Rosa Bradstret filia Robti Bradstret baptizat fuit xiij die februarij. 
1627 Mary daughter of John Bradstreet and Mary his wife bapt. March 11. 

* "Thomas Browne, A Jane Allderman were married ye fourth of Maye" 1620 at Holton S. 
MKry, Alderman, sou of Robert Partridge of Stratford S. 3iary, yeoman (son of Robert Partridge 
of Holton, formerly of Stoke-by-Nayland, yeoman, son of Thomas Partridge of Gapel 8. Mary, 
yeoman), and of Sarah his wife {rUe Alderman of Belstead), was bap.. 24 Mar. 1677, at Stratford. 
In a manuscript Suff. poll-book for 1727 mention is mode of Will. Alderman of " Much Grafton" 
in Essex as owning land at " Creetinff " in Suff., and of Robert Partridge of " Glafton " in Essex 
as owing land at " Eastbergholt " in Buff. 

t " Peter Alderman " and "John Alderman " signed a deed, dated 22 Oct. 1602, at Hadleigh, 
Suff.— Appendix to Plgot's Guide to the toum, churchy and chief object* o/interett in HadUigh^ third 
ed. (an abrld^ent), 1890, p. 91. In 1670 John Alderman of Hadleigh bought land in the manor 
of Overbury Hall, Layham. Ho d. about IdSO, and by his Will gave his copyholds in this manor 
to his eldest son John, who was admitted in 1681. He mentions his (testator's) wife Mary. 
Alderman Partridge of Stratford S. Mary, gent, by his Will, dated 6 Ap. 1736, bequeathed "unto 
Alderman Partridge son of Thomas Partridge of Layham in the Ck>unty of Suffolk and to his 
Heirs for ever " his copyhold lands and tenements at " Esshington [Aasington] in the County of 


1664 Marv tbe dftughter of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife born October 2 

baptized October 15. 
1666 Judith the daughter of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife bom Aug. 31 

baptized Sept 14. 

1669 Dorcas the daughter of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife bom April 4 was 

baptized April 24. 
1661 John the sonne of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife was bom Novemb. 25 

and baptized December 8. 
1664 Mar^ the daughter of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife bom May SO and 

baptized the same day. 
1666 Rose the daughter of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife was bapt. May 14. 
1668 Sarah the daughter of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife baptized September 10. 

1670 John the eon of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife bapt. Jan. 12. 

1674 Elizabeth daught of John Bradstreet and Judith his wife bapt. March 27. 
1676 Robert son of John Bradstreet & Judith his wife bapt. June 7. 

1582 Robtus Brunnyng duxit Elizabeth Bradstreet. 
1592 John Bradstreete & Anne Edwarde marryed the 9th of September. 
1609 Willia Lewes widdower & Anne Bradstreete widdowe marryed the 17th of 

1617 John Bradstreete & Mary Partrtche manyed the 5th of November. 

1653 John Bradstreet of Gapell and Judith Creak of Dedham having the free 
consent of their parents, and having had their consentspublished three 
Lordes dayes in both churches were marryed December 22 before flfrancis 
Bacon Esqr Justice of the peace and Samuel Hudson Mnr of this parish. 
[There are, in this register, several other instances of marriage before a 
Justice of the Peace.] 

1602 Richard Bradstreete single man buryed the 8th of Aprill. 
1609 John Bradstreete buryed the 4th of Julye. 

1650 Henry Bradstreet dyed March 8 and was buryed March 9. 

1658 Mary the wife of John Bradstreet Senr dyed May 81 and was buryed June 2. 

1660 Mary the daughter of John Bradstreet dyed Jan. 17 was buryed Jan. 19. 

1664 John Bradstreet sen dyed Aug. SO was buryed August SI. 

1870 John Bradstreet jun was buryed December 12. 

1672 Rose Bradstreet was buryed October 15. 

Inscription upon a flat slab (formerly the top of an altar-tomb — ^Sm Davy's 
•etching of the Church) Iving in Little Wenham churchyard. (Little Wenham and 
Capel are adjoining parishes.) 

'* Here . Restetn . ye . Bodys . of | 2 . Sons . And . 2 Daughters . of | John • 
Bradstreet . And . Abigaile | His . Wife . Ano. Dom. 1706 I " 

"John Bradstreet'^ was one of the witnesses of the Will (dated 28 Sept. 1670; 
proved, 7 June 167S, at Ipswich) of Richard Partridge of " Capell," yeoman. 

Partridge Family. 

1628 Richard the sonne of Richard Pattri^ and Anna his wife baptized december 10. 

1651 Anna Pattridge ye daughter of Richard Pattridge & Anna his wife bapt. 

march 80. 
1633 Robert the sonne of Richard Partridge and Anna his wife bapt July 2. 
1635 Thomas the son of Richard Partridge and Anna his wife bapt. May 19. 
1687 John the son of Richard Partridgje and Ann his wife baptized Novemb. 1. 
1644 Susan daughter of Richard Partridg and Anna his wife oapt. Aug. 18. 
1674 Mary daughter of Daniel Partridg* and Mary his wife bap. May 25. 

1617 John Bradstreete & Mary Patriche marryed the 5th of November. 
1626 Thomas Partridge and ^ioe Wilkin were maried April 25. 

*Fonnerly of Holton and afterwards of Bast Bergholt, son of Robert Partridge of Holton. 



^h5?Bi^tI^1r } ChurchwardenB. 

1659 Riohard Pftrtridg widower and Anne Wright widow were maryed July 21. 

1660 Thomas Partridg and Elizabeth Trenbam were manyed Octob. 22. 
1667 John Riven t and Sntian Partridg were marryed October 24. 

1687 Robert Partridge of Holton [S. AiaryJ & Mercy Smyth of Higham both iingl» 

were here marryed Auget. 25th 87. 
Richard Partridge of Unlton k ffranoes Dade of Stratford [S. Mary] both 

Sin|ple were married Oct 25th 1687. 
1691 Nathaniel Partridge:!: of Eastbergholt & Margaret Clarke of pariah in 

Ipewich were marryed July vth 1691 being both Single paons. 


1624 Susan ye wife of Thomas Partridge bnried April 20th. 

1631 Anna the daughter of Richard Pattridg k Anna his wife was buryed the 12 day 

of Aprill. 
1667 Mrs. Partridg dyed March 28 and was buryed March 81. 
1672 Richard Partridg was buryed October 15. 

tOf Samsett 

t Bap., 22 Oct. 16ftS, at Holton. Son of Robert Partridge of Holton, formerly of Stoke-by- 
Navland. Nathaniel Partridge d. in 1748, leaving all his property to hia last aurviying da. (her 
sisters d. unm.y Susanna, wife of ... . Wilder of Ipswich, gent., and, in case she should die 
childliMw, to his kinsman Partridge Stubbin of Ipswich, surgeon, son of John Stubbln of Ravdon, 
gent, and of Elisabeth his wife, da. of Richard Partridge of Holton, gent. Mrs. Wilder d. 
wtthout Issue. 

TAaTrix. of a Brass at Holleslbt, Suffolk (pp. 238, 254, 272). — 
A correspondent of T/ie Fast Anglian (Vol. iv., p. 238) described a very 
interesting memorial in Hollesley Church, consisting of a figure of a 
priest in vestments, under a pedimental canopy, and enclosed \('ithin a 
marginal inscription of separate letters. I have lately examined it, and 
would add the following details : that the priest wore a cap ; that the 
words of the inscription are separated by lozenge-shaped stops, some- 
single, some double ; that the date is evidently circa 1320-30 ; and that 
the stone, though broken across, is remarkably well preserved, so that 
while every portion of the brass is gone, the outline remains perfect, and 
the inscription is clearly legible with the exception of the first syllable 
of the surname. It is as follows : — 

+ HIC - NBCB - ST I RAT - HVMI : pOR : W : DE - G — ^VTONE - NAT : 

With reference to the suggestions and conjectures which others of 
your correspondents offered in subsequent numbers of the East Anglian^ 
I would mention in particular that celo is not cedo, trux is not crux^ and 
terat is not feroA ; also that the letter R is always of a cramped form, 
easily mistaken for B ; and that there is a stop between tone and nat, sa 
that no question arises about the meaning of tonenat or about the 
existence of the Thunder family in the Suffolk of the fourteenth century. 

In the first syllable of the proper name, I believe the first letter ta 
be G, though I will not deny the possibility of its being j and after a 


«hort interval (where the atone is completely defaced), apparently too 
much for one letter and not enough for two, there follows V ; which 
may therefore be W with one preceding letter lost, or V with two letters 
lost of which one must be I. G — VTONE is therefore the birthplace of 
the person commemorated; but I have no access to books or records 
which can throw light upon his identity. 

The initial W of the christian name (presumably Willelmus) is 
quite clear, and is of course to be scanned as U. The use of an initial 
only ia unusual but not unique at this early period. An example of the 
previous century at St Pierre in Monmouthshire is engraved in Dr. 
Cutts' Matiital of Sepulchral Slabs and Crosses, on plate ui., the 
accuracy of which I have myself verified : Id gist le cars U, de sent pcre, 
Urian de St Pierre died in 1239, 

The word preceding the W is poB, the contraction-mark being 
elearly cut over the P. This, I presume, is Friar, Is it a Prior of the 
neighbouring house of Butley ? 

It should be noted that in the third and fourth hexameter lines the 
rhymes are morte — mortis— fortis — precor te ; and in the first and second 
they would appear to be humi — natus — assumi — rogatus : but here the 
sense seems to require rogate ; at least I fail to construe it either with 
nate or with rogatus, I can only suggest that in the abbreviated words 
na^ and rogat^ the writer was careless about his rhyme, just as he takes 
the contracted morte (for mortem) to rhyme with precor te. 

Unfortunately, except in the one instance of poR which I have 
mentioned, I omitted to note contraction-marks over the letters; but 
renovate is obviously renovante, 

I therefore read the whole as follows : — 

Here by death laid low upon the ground [w] Prior W, of G — uton 
horn* That he may be able to be taken up by heaven^s reneioal, pray ye, 
through Chrises Death, Pondering, man, the debt of death, pray lest 
strong [aful] cruel he bruise me, I myself beseech thee. 

Benson Vicarage, Oxon. J. E. Fibld. 


No. IV. 

PARCELLIS of Plate being am.endid new dressid and bumyshid, 
deliveryd to my Lorde Cardinalls Grace, wheche parcells I resceavyd of my 
Lordis Grace by tliandis of Maister Robt. Tonnes, as dothe apere by oone 
peyere of Indentures, thone signyd by ihand of the said Mr, Tonnyes 
hejfring date the xth daye of Auguste anno R. Henrici Octavi xvij for 

Item oone Crucifixe with Mary and John, silvar and gilte inamylid 
with a highe foote to stand upon a Aultar poiss. cxvij oz. d. 


Item oone Crosse silvar and gilte withoute Images of Mary and 
John^ withe a be jring staffe belonging to it of vij peces in all poiss. cvijj oz. d. 

Item oone Crosse silvar and gilte with Mary and John^ withoute 
any Staffe poiss. Ixiiij oz. 

Item oone great Nutte with a Cover gilte and upon the Cover a 
Image of Sante Fryswurthe gi'avyn poiss. Ixix oz. 

Item iij great Masars and iiij small poiss. Ixj oz. 

Item oone large Challes with a rounde foote gamyshid with 
ooontarfet stones with a pattin to the same gilte in the patten a Image 
of Jhesv^ gravy n poiss. xxxij oz. qrt. 

Item a Challes withe a patten gilte pleyne withe a rounde foote 
and therupon a Crucifixe gravyn and upon the patten a lambe gravyn 
poiss. xxxviij oz. 

Item a Challes with a patten gilte the foote of vj square gravyn 
withe a Crucifixe, with Mary and John^ and in the patten a Vaniaclia 
hedde poiss. xvij oz. 

Item a Challes withe a patten gilte, the foote of vj square, and in 
oone of theyme a Crucifixe with Mary and John and in the patten a 
hand blessing poiss. xv oz. qrt 

Item oone odar Challes with a patten gilte the foote of vj panes 
and in oone of theyme a Crucifixe withoute Mary and John and upon 
the patten a Treuyte poiss. xiij oz. qrt. d. 

Item a Salte with a Cover viij square gravyn withe Portcullis and 
Rooses poiss. x oz. qrt. d. 

Item oone greate drynking home garnyshid withe silvar and gilte 
standing upon iij feete of a Eygill. xliiij oz. iij qrt. 

Sum of the ounces gilte to be reysarvid 

and by me the said Roht deliverid qq 

amountethe to Ciiij j oz. d. 

for the dressing of the same. v /. 

Item more a Staffe to a Crosse of silvar with twoo Knoppes gilte 
and a loose Collet poiss. 

Item oone Sensur of silver parcel 1 gilte poiss. xxxj oz. 

Item a Censur of Silvar and parcell gilte lackyng a ryng poiss. 
xxviij oz. d. 

Item twoo Saltis with a Cover paroell gilte chasid xlj oz. iij qrt. 

Item oone gilte Sponne and ix white of silvar all of oone fashon 
poiss. XV oz. iij qrt. 

Item oone Challes with a patten parcell gilte, the foote of vj square, 
and in oone theyme a Crucifixe gravyn in the patten and a Vamaclis 
hedde poiss. xvj oz. 

Item oone odar Challes withe a patten parcell gilte the foote of vj 
panes and in oone of theyme a Crucifixe cast and upon the patten a 
Vamaclis hede gravyn and gilte poiss. xiiij oz. qrt. d. 

Item oone odar Challes with a patten parcell gilte the foote vj panes, 
and in oone of theyme a Crucifixe gravyn and gilte upon the pattin in 
the myddes a litill Vamaclis hedde poiss. xj oz. d. 


Item oone peyre of Cruetts parcell gilte markjd withe v and a 
uppon the Ijddes poiss. viij oz. d. 

Item oone Salte withe a Cover parcell gilte, viij square gravjn 
withe Lyons poiss. xij oz. qrt. d. 

Sum of the ounces of the parcole gilte 
Plate to be retarvyd and by me the said 

Robt deliveryd amountethe to clxxj x oz. iij q. 

For the dressing uppe of it. v /. 

Item more deliveryd to my said Lordis Grace to and for his owne 
use as aperethe by Mr. Tonnyes Indenture in vessel new made iiij 

<n . 
Chargars of silvar poiss. ciiij xvij oz. d. e 

Item more xxv Plattars of silvar poiss. ixlxiiij oz. 


Item xxij Dyshes of silvar poiss. iiij Ij oz. d. 

Sum in ounces of the Vessell amxmntethe to xvj c xij oz. 

the oz, iij«. viijdf. in money co iiij xv/. xiiij«, i\\\d, 

I must have for iiij oz, of leyde found 

in the pype of a Challes xiij». iiijc?. „ 

cciiij xv/. vij«, viijrf. 
Sum totalis of this acompte due to me 
Robt Amadas amountethe to cccvj/. vij«. viijd 
In peymont whereof as followethe 

Parcellis of PLATE being all gilte resceavyd of my Lordis Grace by 
thandes of Maistar Robt Tonnyes as dothe ape7*e by the said 
indenture signyd uithe thandes of the said Mr, Tonnyes beyring date 
the xth daye of August, anTio R. Henrici octavi xvij. 
Item resceavyd oone Challes withe a patten gilte the foote vj square 

and gravyn withe a Crucifixe and with these wurdis Jhus Cristus and in 

the patten Benedicamus Patrem poiss. xv. d. qrt. 

Item a Pyxe lackyng the foote and the Crosse gilte. viij oz. qrt 
Item a Corone of silvar and gilte withe glasses and Collets in the 

stede of stones poiss. xx ox. 

Item oone standing Cuppe withe a cover gilte chasid withe panes 

poiss. xiiij oz. iij qrt. 

Item oone Crosse of silvar and gilte withe a Crucifixe withoute 

Mary and John havying iij Anngells the iiijth lackyng and lacking the 

Bockit poiss. xlv oz. d. 

Item the hed of a Crouche of silvar and gilte poiss. xliij oz. 

Item oone Pixe withe an highe fonte withe a Cover of silvar and 

gilte poiss. xxxj oz. d. d. qrt 

Item V gilte Challices withe pattins poiss. Ixxvij oz. qrt. 

Item twoo Sensours gilte withe Cheynys white, Ixxiiij oz. 

Item oone gilte Goblitt with a cover poiss xjx oz. d. 

Item twoo litill Saltis gilte withe a cover broken poiss. xiij oz. iij qrt 

Item oone Challes withe a patten gilte poiss. xvj oz. 


Item the ganijBhing of a Home and the band of a Masar gilte 
poiss. xiiij oz. 

Sum total of tkouncet gilte receavyd by 

me Eobart Amadas ajnountethe to ^ 

iij c iiij xj oz. iij qrt. 
the oz, iij*. vijd in money, Ixx/. iij«. ixrf. q. 
Item receavyd in PLATE being pareell gilte as aperetke by the said 

Indenture that is to say : 

Oone lytill Shippe for Frankjncens silvar and pareell gilte poiss x oz. 

Item oone Challes withe a patten pareell gilte, the foote vj panes, 
in oone of theyme a Crucifixe gravyn and gilte and upon the patten in 
the mydds a Vnmaclis hedde and be the side a Cross gravyn poiss. 
ix oz. d. d. qrt. 

Item a Cuppe withe a cover pareell gilte Challis fashon poiss. xxvj oz. d. 

Item oone lytill square Salte withoute a Cover pleyne. iiij oz. 

Item twoo Pecea Chasid withe panes oone to a cover, xviij oz. iij qrt. 

Item vj Sponnes of silver wnthe Dyammond Knoppes vj oz. qrt 

Item in Beydis, Broches, Ringis and barres of Girdills and odar 
stuffe of silver and pareell gilte yx)iBs. Iiij oz. 

Item iij Challises with pattens pareell gilte poiss. xxix oz. qrt. 

Item oone Sensour white poiss. xxxvij oz. 

Item twoo olde broken Shippes pareell gilte poiss. xix oz. iij qrt. 

Item oone peyre of Aultar Candilstekis pareell gilte iiij x oz. 
Item twoo peyre of Cruetts pareell gilte poiss. xvj oz. qrt 
Item oone goblitt with a Cover pareell gilte poiss xxj oz. 
Item twoo goblitts pareell gilte without a cover poiss. xxiiij oz, d. 
Item xxiiij silvar Sponnes of dyvers Sortis poiss. xxj oz. 

Sum of the ounces parcel! gilte iij c iiy vj oz iij qrt. d. 

the oz, iij«. iijc?. in money Ixij/. xvij«. iiijrf.* 

Item more reseeavyd of my said Lordis Grace for his oume use as aperetke 
by Maistar Tonuyes indenier ^ 

In olde Vessell of silver iij Chargars poiss ciiij xvij oz. d. 
Item XXV Plattars of silvar poiss. ixclxviij oz. d. 
Item xxij Dyshes of Silvar poiss. iiijclj oz. d. 
Sum in ounces of the Vessell xvj'xvij oz, d, 

the oz, iiij«. iiij<f. cclxixZ. xj«. viijrf. 

Sum totalis of this acompte ajfore reyhersed 

due to my Lorde Cardinalls Grace 

amountethe to ccccij^. xijs. ixd, q. 

Heste due to my said Lordis Grace ^ 

of this acompte iiij xvj/. v«. jrf. q. 

The Long House, Safron Walden, W. E. Layton, F.aA. 


FoLKARD Family. — Having occasion to search the Hoxne Parish 
Registers lately, I found the following entries, which may be of interest 
and value to the enquirer after this family in the East Anglian, There 
may be other entries, I did not look particlarly for them. 

1591 Elizabeth Ffolkard filia Geor^ et Allele Ffolkard— quinto die Mail. 

Johnes Ffolkard filius Georgii et Allele Ffolkard duodecimo die Septembris. 

1612 Robart Chambera and Ales ( ? ) Ffolkerd ye 11 of January. 
1661 Wllbn Chambera (?) and Mary Ffoalkard June 4. 

1736 Wm. Voyce Widower and Maigaret Folkard Widow both of Meudham in 
Suffolk were married by Lioeniie July 6. 

1607 Thomas Folkerd ye 11 of Maye. 

Towcester, NorUianU. Edward K. Elliott. 


Gumey^ Geoffrey. Guniays in the Hebrew. In debt (1266) to Isaac 
fil Joce of Campeden. See Taylor's MonasticoUy 31a. 

Gumay, Hugh de. Not found in Hebrew deeds. Notice of him is 
found in Close rolls 1234 and 1235, wherein we read of his indebtedness 
to a syndicate of Jews, consisting of Moses fil Isaac (Norwich) David 
(Oxon) and Benedict and Jacob Crespin, brothers (London). 

Gumey, Sir John de. Largely indebted to Abraham fil Deulecresse 
of Norwich, in 1276 — 1277. An acrimonious dispute arose between 
debtor and creditor, an account of which can be read on Exchequer plea 
roll, anno 1276. Eveutually, the Crown issued a writ, commanding an 
enquiry into all the circumstances. This mandate with accompanying 
inquisition is still existent in the Public Record office, but the documents 
have become nearly obliterated in course of time. It is certain, however, 
that the ten Jewish jurymen went deeply into the matter, and examined 
all the memoranda affecting; the case. They declared on their solemn 
oaths that Abraham fil Deulecresse had acted throughout honestly' and 
fairly, and that Sir John had no reasonable cause of complaint. 
Particulars of the affair may be read in my Shetaroth Nos. 63 and 91. 
The names of the inquisitors are there appended. One was of Conisford 
(Norwich), two came from York, one from Colchester, another from 
London, and one from Sudbury. 

The Exchequer Plea Roll of 1277 contains the following: Norfolk. 
Aaron fil Vyves recognovit per starrum suum quod Johannes de Gorney 
et heredes sui quieti sunt de ipso Judeo et heredibus suis de omnibus 
debitis, demandis, querelis et plegiis in quibus tenebatur a creatione 
seculi ad diem Paschce in xi dies anno r. r. Edward! quinto. Et si 
inveniatur carta, tallia, vel aliquod aliud instrumentum in archa oyr vel 
extra ante diem predictum facta, predictus judeus recognovit quod 
quieti sunt et nihil valeat. In Ardwdogieal Review^ No. 3, November 
1888, we find on p. 204, "a John Gurney — possibly by some grim 


irony of fate the ancestor of some of the temperate family of that 
name — was fined for selling wine against the assize." 

Gumey^ William de. Figures in re Sir John de Gumey, ante. 

HautboiSf Peter de Sir, In debt (1251) to Isaac of Warwick and 
Bonefy fil Joce, Norwich Jews. The debtor's bond for £30 made out in 
his name, and that of his original creditors, Isaac of Warwick and 
Samuel of Norwich, was deposited for safety in the London ark. An 
allusion to this transaction is found in Exchequer plea roll, 1284. See 
Taylor's Monasticon, p. 26. Mason, p. 198, gives the will of Bishop 
Suffield, wherein 20 marks are bequeathed for the soul of Sir Peter de 
Hautbois. Blomefield mentions him in his fourth volume, p. 885. 

HautboiSf Robert de. Alluded to in same Hebrew deed with Sir 
Peter, 1251. 

Hautbois^ Richard fil Martin de, Hebrew deed, undated, describes 
him as owing a paltry sum of 2 marks (26/8) to two Jewish creditors. 
In 1238, (Close Roll) the land of his son Hubert was pledged to Jews. 
In 1241 Senioret, a Norwich Jew, had abjured the Kingdom, and his 
lands and tenements were confiscated. An inquisition took place as to 
their extent and value, Richard de Hautbois sitting among the Jury. 
A Richard fil Martin appears as proprietor of laud in Colchester about 
this period, but it is not certain whether he be identical with the 
individual here indicated, as the words "de Hautbois " are lacking in the 

HellesdoTiy Hervry de, Norwich citizen in Hebrew deeds 1258, 1265. 
See Cheese and Bonel. His name is found as a witness in five Norwich 
Latin deeds — Westminster collection — between the years 1269 and 1275. 

Ueinmetiby, Roger de. Appears as Rouher once only in a Hebrew 
deed, 1266. Acted as clerk to the chirographers, and in that capacity, 
frequently drew up bonds, oblivrations, sales of property, <kc., passing 
between Norwich Jews and Christians. His name is given in full in 
all the Westminster deeds, ranging from 1258 to 1275; but he often 
appears as Roger clericus only. A Roger clericus in 1238 was indicted, 
among others, for breaking into and despoiling certain houses of Jews 
in Norwich (Close roll). 

Henry the Shoemakef, Norwich citizen. 

Street leading to the Castle, 1265. 

House bought of Hugo Bokke by Abraham fil 
(Solomon) Deulecresse : his wife's marriage jointure. 
Vendor : Avegay, wife of Abraham fil Deulecresse. 
Purchaser: Peter clericus de Newgate, son of 
William de Hev'ham. 

111 I 

House formerly of Henry the Shoemaker. 

The Hebrew deed is witnessed by the Bailiffs, viz. : Roger de 
Swerdestone, Adam de Tofbes, John le Escot, and William Picot. An 



undated Westminster deed, anterior to the Hebrew one, deals with the 
original sale by Hugo Bokke and Agatha his wife. At that time, 
Nicholas de DiclLleburg (eastern abuttal) had not yet parted with his 
house to Richard Maymund. The property is described as situate in St. 
Stephen's parish, and Henry the Shoemaker is of course Henry Sutor. 

Herbert William^ de South ELmenham, His son Bartholomew is 
mentioned in Hebrew deed, Norwich 1264, as being in debt to Isaac ben 
Judah, alias Bendit fil Ursell de £bor. His bond for 4 marks of silver 
was payable on the day after St. Andrew's, in 48th year of Henry 3rd. 

Httgo de Afarisco, son of Alexander, Norwich citizen. 

Mancroft Street, St. Peter's: 1243. 

at 0) 

B ^ 


Land of Fiuria de Bungay : daughter of rabbi I 
Joseph, and widow of Abraham fil rabbi Joseph | 
the Pious of Bungay. One half sold to Eliezer fil 
martyred Mosse, other half a gift to her son Joseph. 

Lands of the Constable, and Hugo fil Alexander de Marisco. 

Hugo de Marisco stands forth as a witness in three Latin deeds, 
undated, and as a witness to a contract made in 1266. An undated 
charter of the same individual is found among the Westminster Abbey 
archives, wherein he disposes of certain lands to Abraham fil Deulecresse, 
whose name crops up frequently. The instrument in question speaks of 
his wife Christiana, Seman Wriuel, William the Constable, and others. 
Bailiffs at the period, William Payn, Henry of Norwich, Roger de 
Swerdestoue, and Adam I'especer. The date is apparently 1270 or 1271. 

M. D. Davis. 
(To be continued.) 

Stlbham. — Regesteriv liber opidi. de Sylham Secundus Actu 
factu in Regno illustrissimi Reg* Henrici Octavi. Invent" in Capite 
Voluminis de Couiugata, in medio volumine de baptizacion", in vltimo 
fine de sepult", ut aptissime convenit. 


Matles (the Domesday) 



spelling of Mellis is 


















Orby ats Writocke 




Whorledge, <kc. &c. 

J. J. Raven, d.d., f.8.a. 

* Hobarde, &c. Important to *' Hobart " genealogiste. 

124 thb bast anglian; or, 

Monumental Inscriptions from other counties relating to East 
Anglia. — BktcJdey, Bucks. East Wall of North Aisle, Here vnder 
resteth y« body of Rose | davghter of Andrew Inckforby Mar | chant of 
Ipswich in y« Covnty of Svff' : | the onely wife of Thomas Sparke | 
Docf^ of Divinitie Parson of this | church. She lived w^ him a lovinge 
I helper fortie yeares <fe bare vnto him | ten children of whom five went 
to I heaven before her, k five she left heare | behinde her to followe her 
vertves <& | godly example. She depted y« 7*? of Avg^ 1616. | 

Sixtie eight yeares a fragrant rose she lasted 
Noe vile reproach her vertves ever blasted 
Her Avtvme past expects a gorgious springe 
A second better life more flovrishinge. 

Thomas Sparke filius natu maxim* et inaff, tissim' posvit. 
Eccl. \Harken to me yee holy children & | bringe forth frvites as 
39. 13j the rose. | 

C. St. G. 


"Bebtster," "Lumper." — I cannot find this apparently "coined "word 
in the various East Anglian " Glossaries " I possess. Perhaps it is modem, 
as it just came to my notice in an account of an assault in our local 

Police Court. " A man of Caistor, a " beetster " which means a 

worker in the beet fields, <bc. 

Another well known calling here is the lumper, the derivation of 
which is quite beyond me, as the term is usually applied to a mussel- 
dredger, possibly from his " lumping," his drag net weighted with bits of 
iron and brick into the river. But "lump" (Forby) is to drub with 
heavy blows, so there seems but a far-fetched analogy between the two. 
Perhaps some local philologist can enlighten us 1 

W. B. Gbrish. 

Chained Bibles. — In an old Lowestoft Guide it is stated that the 
Bible in St Margaret's Church was chained to the lectern. When the 
Church was restored in 1870, I had the lectern cleaned and repaired, 
but I saw no fastening to which a book could have been attached. Can 
any one give me information on this subject, and also what became of 
the old Bible? 

Lowestoft. John L. Clemence. 

[The Lectern would not necessarily be identical with the desk from which the 
portions of Holy Soriptnre were read aloud.— Ed.] 


Tbnison.— The Rev^- Philip Tenison, Archdeacon of Norfolk, 1660 : 
died 1660, and buried at Bawburgb (brass) : was grandfather, or great- 
grandfather, of R*- Rev<^ Edward Tenison, Lord Bishop of Ossory, in 
Ireland (b. 1673 : d. 1735). Whom did Archdeacon Philip marry? He 
was born in Ely, 1612 : was Vicar of Barton, Ely, 1637-41 : of 
Wethersfield, Essex, 1642 : Rector of Hethersett, Norf., 1647 ; of 
Foulsham, 1660. He suffered during the Revolution, and appears to 
have been imprisoned by the " Phauatiques.'* He was probably married 
while Vicar of Barton. 

Hobarty Tasmania. Gryphon. 

An Essex Rhyme. — Can any readers of the East Anglian give me 
any information about the following rhyme, which has certainly been in 
existence for the last fifty years ? 

" Braintree Boys, brave boys. 
Booking Boys, rats. 
High Garret, puppy dogs, 
Church Street, cats." 

C. S. 

Roper Family. — I am trying to compile a pedigree of the Roper 
Family of Suffolk, Norfolk, and Kent ; which are, I feel sure, all connected; 
and I shall be greatly obliged by any help readers of the East Anglian 
can render me. I have the Pedigree from Philipot's Visitation of Kent 
1619, also the Pedigree from the Visitation of Norfolk (about) 1576. 
The connection between the two is obscure. Foster, in his Royal Lineage 
of our Noble and Gentle Familiei^ has a Pedigi*ee shewing that John 
Roper of Swacliffe, whose Will was proved 1489, married Margery 
Tattersall, and is stated to have had three sons and a daughter. 1 John, 
2 Thomas, 3 Robert of Norfolk^ 4 Margery, married John Boys. 

The Norfolk Pedigree above mentioned begins with " Robert Roper 
a younger brother of Christopher Roper of Kent." This is puzzling. 

The Norfolk Visitations 1563, 1589, and 1613, edited for the 
Harleian Society by Mr. Walter Rye, names the two first persons in the 
same Pedigree, John, This is more puzzling. 

The Suffolk Branch lived at Hoxne more than 200 years. I have 
examined the Registers there for 300 years. The earliest entry is 
**1595, William Crickmer et Maria Roper nupt fuer, 27 July." The 
next, Walter, son of John R., baptized 17 May, 1612, then 3 other 
children. 1634, Marie, Wife of John Roper buried. I want their 
Marriage, also Marriages of John and Mary R., 1670 — 74. John and 
Maiy R., about 1700. John and Lydia Roper about 1730. The repitition 
in the christian names makes identification very difficult. 

Towce$ter^ NorthanU. Edward K. Eluott. 


Village Customs — I would ask, is the custom of men and boys' 
meeting before and after Service on Sundays near the Church, a custom 
common in most villages and small towns, connected with the Village 
Cross, being the centre meeting place for any gathering 7 I think the 
present habit is a remnant of something of past ages. Is there any 
ground for thinking so, and has it occurred to any other of your readers ? 

Also the 8 a.m. bell on Sunday mornings. It is a general custom for 
the bell to be rung up at eight o'clock on Sunday mornings, apparently 
without reason. I know in many places now there is a Service at 8 a.m. 
But in those places where there is not, the bell is still rung. To my 
mind this is an old custom handed down from the time when the bell 
was rung up an hour before the parish Mass, which was at 9 a.m. This 
bell announced the time to the whole parish, and reminded all of their 
Sunday duty ; the bell was not tolled for the whole hour, but was rung 
up and let down again, just as it is the present practice so to do. 

H. A. W. 

A Suffolk Gold-mine. — A gold-mine is said to have existed in 
JSanketon (Hartismere Hundred), and only the expense of working it 
caused it to be abandoned (HoUings worth's Stountiarket, p. 155). Can 
any one give me further particulars ? In the anticipated discovery of 
coal in the same county, previous experience in a like direction may 
prove useful — and perhaps salutary. 

C. B. 

Legal and other Documents going astrat. — Mr. Clemence (p. 64) 
touches upon a very pertinent and vexed question, which, while I regret, 
I am unable to answer, I would ask how it is that Court Rolls, originals, 
can be so often picked up 1 e.g, 

"COURT-ROLLS.— The Original Court-Rollg of the manor of Burgh St. 
Marjgraret, near Great Yarmouth, in the county of Norfolk, nicely written on two skins, 
m inches wide and 20 inches long, dated 1696 7b 6d 

COURT-ROLLS. —The Original Rolls of the manor of Burgh of Saint Margaret 
in the county of Norfolk, nicely written on 4 skins of vellum on both sides, lOJ inches 
wide and 24 inches long, dated 1687-1691 " 15e 6d 

Thete are in fine clean itaU, 

Surely these are of value to the Lord of the Manor, and are, or were, 
usually kept by him or his Solicitors. It is a thousand pities they 
should stray into private hands, and thus be inaccessible to the 
topographer and genealogist. 

W. B. Gbrish. 

[" Such examples as these to which our correspondents allude, point too plainly to 
days of neglect. The indifference of those who ought to be mainly interested in the 
preservation, but are not, sufficiently attests the fact that documents of this nature are 
still in some quarters lightly esteemed. Perhaps after all we owe something to Uiose 
who have been instrumental (we say nothing of the motives that influenced them) in 
rescuing documents that would otherwise have perished in all probability.'*— Ed.] 


BsNj^MiK Wardb. — One Benjamin Warde was among the first 
settlers in Boston, Mass. Twelve acres of land were allotted to him 
there in 1635, and confirmed to him in 1638. He was a shipwright, 
and his estate at his death in 1666, amounted to £940. It is probable 
that he came to America about the year 1635, and he seems to have 
been married in 1622. His wife was a widow, Mary Butler, whose son 
Stephen as he grew up, engaged in ship-building with his step-father. 

The christian name of Mary Butler's first husband is not known. 
It has been thought to have been James, because that name was given 
to a son of Stephen, and to the first-born son for many generations. It 
is thought, Benjamin Warde may have originated in Suffolk. The name 
Benjamin, I have found nowhere else, though I have sought it much. 
But in 1647 and 1654, a Warde in Ipswich bore this rare name (Bast 
Anglian, Vol. i., p. 319 ; Vol. ii., p. 244). Why may not the contemporary 
Benjamins have been kinsmen] Information regarding the shipwright 
is greatly desired. 

Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. A, Jambs D. Butlbr. 

P1CKARBI/-WBBD. — Moor observes (Suffolk Words, s. v.), that Pickarel- 
^eed is still (1823) well-known in Suffolk and Cambridge, and the idea 
that the sun's heat helps the breeding of pike in it, is common. 

The strange notion that pickarel-weed per se generates pickarel may 
be seen in delightful Izaak Walton's Complete Angler, Chapter vin. 
(commencement). In Bohu's edition is a long note on the word, but not 
what I want to know. I shall be much obliged if any reader of 
the East Anglian can say what plant is known by the popular name 
of Pickarel-weed ? 

Yaxley. W. H. Sbwbll. 

Sir Arnold Pinkbnby was one of the Executors of the Will of 
Mary, Countess of Pembroke, of Braxted, Essex, in 1376 (Vide Nicolas' 
Testamenta Vetusta, i., 100). Is anything further known of this Knight ? 
Was he related to the Baionial House of Pinkeney of Weden, Northants. ? 

W. D. Pink. 


MocKBEGGARs' Hall (Vol. IT., pp. 335, 352, 367—368, 383—384). 
— I have happened on the following further notes respecting places of 
this name : — 

'* MOCK-BBGGAR-HALL, s, a house with an inviting external aspect^ 
but within poor and base, dirty, and disorderly, and disappointing those 
who beg alms at the door." — ^Forby's Vocah. of East Anglia, Vol. n., 
pp. 217—218. 

" MOGKBEGQAR HALL, a group of broken grit stone rocks in the North 
of Derby ; on Stanton Moor, near Darley." .... 


" HOCKBEGGAR WHARF, a coast-sfind off the Wirrall shore of Cheshire ; 
on the South side of the Horse channel of the Mersej." — Wilson's 
Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales^ 1874, Vol. ii., p. 357. 

In the twenty-second chapter of "Guy Manneriug," a roadside 
alehouse is called "Mump's HaV on which Sir Walter has furnished a 
note, at the end of the volume, which runs as follows : — . . . . "There is, 
or rather 1 should say there wa<, a little inn called Mump's Hall, that 
is, being interpreted, Beggar's Hotel, near to Gilsland (in| Cumberland)^ 
which had not then attained its present fame as a Spa." .... 

C. S. P. 

"PoTHOKEs" FOR THB Nbck (p. 112). — Was not this (the plural 

here is only used as in a " pair of tongs ") a " catch-pole," an instrument 

used to catch and hold an offender by the neck ? Two engravings of 

this formidable instrument are given in Chamber'^ Booh of Days (Vol. n., 

pp. 365-6). It is there descril)ed thus : — 

"The pole was about six feet in length, and the steel implement at its summit 
was sufficiently flexible to allow the neck to slip past the v-shaped arms and so into the 
collar ; when the criminal was at the mercy of tne officer to be pushed forward to prison, 
or drafsged behind him. This was the simplest form of catch-pole, sometimes it was a 
much more formidable thing, as will be seen in the engraving of an antic^ue instrument 
itself, obtained at Wurtzburg, in Bavaria. The fork at the upper part is streng[thened 
by double springs, allowing the neck to pass freely, but acting as a check against its 
return ; rows of snarp spikes are set round the collar, and would severely punish any 
violent straggler for liberty, whose neck it had once embraced. The crimmal was in 
fact garrotted by the officers of the law." 

If John Tybneham was served in this latter fashion and dragged by 
" ye constable," small wonder if, being in poor health, he succumbed to 
the treatment. 

Great Yarmouth, W. B. Gbrish. 

"The Monks and the Giants" (pp. 47, 80). — The following 
extracts are from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, edit, of 1890 : — 

''Malta, 26 Nov. 1831. — I visited my old and much respected 
friend, Mr. John Hookham Frere,* and was much gratified to see him 
the same man I had always known him, — perhaps a little indolent ; but 
that's not much. A good Tory as ever, when the love of many is waxed 
cold.— Vol. II., pp. 446-447. 

Naples, 10 Dec. 1831. — I found my old friend Frere as fond as 
ever of old ballads. He took me out almost every day, and favoured 
me with recitations of the Cid, and the continuation of Whistlecraft — 
Vol. IL, p. 449." 

Sir Walter died on the twenty-first day of September, 1832. 

C. S. P. 
* " John Hookham Frere, the disciple of Pitt, and bosom friend of Oaaning , 
made Malta his home from 1820 till 1846 ; he died there on January 7th." . . . 

" For Scott's high opinion of Frere, as far back as 1804, see Life, VoL u., p. 207, 
and note."— Editor's Note. 



Peculiar Expressions and Words heard and noted in the 

Parish of Freston, Suffolk, by Rev. C. R. Durrant, 

between 1881 AND 1893. 

1. ''Agin," for "again." 

2. "To romantf" for "to romance." (Forby notes "ronaent" as 

3. " Two on them/' for ." two of them." 

4. "To reckon," meaning to think or believe, as in American, " I 
reckon that it will be so." 

5. " He tnnacked in after me," meaning " He dashed in after me.'' 

6. " Do, ti don't matters," 

7. " Nannicking" meaning " hxrking about." 

8. " A clout," meaning " a blow." F. 

9. " To grem," meaning " to strangle." 

10. " A ra/<y day." F. Z. 

11. " Dag," meaning " Dew and Mist." F. 

12. "To lug," meaning "to move." 

1 3. " Sajnf look," meaning " unhealthy look." F. 

14. ''Doak," is the hollow in the back above the thigh. 

15. "I kept nwking across the road to find a clean path," meanings 
" crossing and recrossing." This expression was used by a woman from 
the South Western part of Suffolk. 

16. "A gatly boy," meaning "a troublesome hoy" Perhaps 
" gartless." See East Anglian Notes and Queries, New Series. Vol. i., 
p. 109. Z. 

1 7. " Nut,^' meaning " Head." 

18. " He is wonderfid tiitery," meaning " He is very weak in body.*' 

19. " That is enmc," for " enough." 

20. " The last Saturday as ever loas," meaning "last Saturday." 

21. '' He didn't ought to," 

22. " rd as liefAo one as the other," meaning " as soon." 

23. " It is tidy cheap," meaning "pretty cheap." 

24. " A goodishfew," meaning " a fair number." 

25. "To snug," meaning "to pet, to coddle." 

26. "i?t«/," for "roof." 

27. " Unkivered," meaning " uncovered." " To kiver," F. 

28. " The roads are very luggersome," meaning "heavy, lugsome." F. 

29. " It fares ill, it do," meaning " it is ill." 

30. " Bent," a coarse grass. 

31. "^TYini:," buckwheat. F. 

32. " Haysel," the haymaking season. F. 

33. " No man durst go," for "no man dare go." 

34. " / like myself very well," meaning " I am very well satisfied 
with my present position or state." 


35. " There was a precunu si^ht of them" meaning " there were a 
great many of them." 

36. " A great sight" meaning " a great many." F. 

37. "He may do it a time or tioo" once or twice. 

38. " Goodly tight" meaning " in tolerably good condition " (in 
modern slang, " pretty fit "). 

39. " / ain't (or hain't) finished," for " I have not finished." F. 

40. " To hacken" meaning " to put back. The Governess 
backened him," meaning "The Schoolmistress put him back from a 
higher standard to a lower one. The weather has backened the harvest" 

41. "//^ has a stinking hide" meaning "he has an unpleasant 

42. " I am wholly stammed," " astonished." F. 

43. " I must see if I can scheme anything for it," meaning " if I 
can plan or contrive." 

44. "He huedf he wed, he sued," for "he hoed, he weeded, he 

45. Such a thing ^^ wastes" that is, "diminishes, shrinks." 

46. " I shall be on to you again when I see you," meaning " I 
shall ask (or remind) you again." 

47. "I am very hotty about my school," meaning "I feel an 
esprit de corps, I look back with pride, I stand up for my school." 

48. " 1 will nip over to see you," meaning " I will come and see you." 

49. "This is a tveather breeder" used of a time of unseasonable 

50. "He is pingly" meaning fastidious and difficult to please 
about his food. 

51. " Coarse" rough, referring to weather. F. 

52. " There-ti-be," there it is. 

53. "To scour" to wash thoroughly. 

54. " Tradesman" an artizan or mechanic in contra-distinction to 
a labourer. 

55. " Come along toV you together" " together " being used simply 
to emphasize " come along." F. thinks it means " the gathering." 

56. " To slither" to split lengthways. 

57. " He is out" meaning " he is away from home on a visit." 

58. " To whittle" to make smaller. 

59. "I will axe him his name," for "ask." F. says that "axe" 
is the original Saxon. 

60. ''lull ye," 

61. "Ptt« them things away" 

62. " It is all along o' you that this happened," meaning " it is 
your fault." 

63. "ITaps," the Wasp. Anglo^axon Woeps. F. 

64. The Green Woodpecker is here known as the Woodsprite, the 
common Whitethroat as the Hayjach, the Spotted Flycatcher as the 


Wallhtrcfy the common Wren as the Tityrene (Kitty wren), the Willow 
Wren as the Ovenhird^ the long-tailed Tit as the Pudding poke, the Pied 
Wagtail as the Penny Wagtail, the Goldfinch as King Harry, and the 
Bullfinch ns the Olp. 

65. The river Or^'ell, on which the parish is situated, is known as 
** The Water," and 1 was surprised to find on enquiry among the children 
at the school some years ago, that not one of them had ever heard of 
the Orwell, or knew the river by any other name than " the Water." 

66. People here still say kousen for houses, your^n for your's, and 
her'n for her's. 

There is a curious expression in an epitaph upon a stone in memory 
of Bansillai Hare (died 1777) in the Churchyard of the neighbouring 
parish of Woolverstone. The epitaph reads : — 

" cruel Death that would no longer spare 
A loving Husband, and tender Father dear. 
Great is the loss to those whose left behind." 
* * * * 

In the above list F. denotes that the word is to be found in Forby's 
Vocabulary of East Anglian Words ; and Z. that it is to be found in 
Zincke's Materials for a History of Wherstead. 1st edition. 



N. None; D. Danish ; S. Swedish; F. Frisian; Fr. French; G. German; 
Fl. Flemish ; Dch. Dutch ; D.B. Domesday Book. 
Ouant ; Dch. Kwant ; G. Quandt. 
Quincey, Quinci in Roll of Battell Abbey. 
Oumton, from Quainton, a loc. n. (Bucks.) 
<^adling, from Quadring, a loc n. (Lines.) ; D. Quaade, a p.n. 
Quayle; D. Quehl. 

Tabor, Taber, ; N. Tabardr ; n.n. Dch. Tabbers ; Fl. Tabary ; Fr. Taburiaux. 
Tabram, from Tabberham ; a loc. n. 

Tacon ; Dch. Tak, Takken ; S., D., Fl. Tack ; G. Tackman. 
Tagg; S., D., Fl. Tack. 

Talbot, in Roll of Battell Abbey ; D.B. Talebot 
Tallon, Taler, Tallent ; S. Tal^n ; Fl. Talon ; G. Tallert, Thaler. 
Tanner; <eeTann. 
Tartar ; ue Tate ; D.B. Teit. 
Tatlock, a loc. n. 

Taylor; Fr. Taillett Taillean, Taillir ; G., D. Teller: Dch. Teller, TeUier. 
Teager: G. Tiecke; Dch. Tieger, Tiggers; Tiger; D.B. Tiger. 
TeasdeU, from Teasdale : a loc. n. or see Teasel. 
Tebbitt, Tebbutt ? see Tibb. 
Teed ; tee Tidd and Tate. 
Temple, a Hugt. n., also a loc n. 
Tennent, Tennet ; G. Thenen. 
Terry ; Fr. Terris, Therry, Thery. 
Teuloh, Toulon : a loc. n. Fr. 
Tevorson, from Teversham, a loc. n. Camb. 
Thacker, Thaxter; Fl. Dacker; Dch. Dekker. 
Thayne, Thyne, see Thain. 
Theed ; see Tidd. 
Theobald, see Tipple. 


Thinff ; G. Thien ; Dch. Tbijn. 

Thistle ; D. Thysel ; Dch. Dinel ; S. ThieseL 

Thoday ; D. Thode ; a p. n. tee Todd. 

Thorpe, a frea. loc. n. 

Thorns, from Thome ; a loc. n. (Suff.) or N. Thumy ; Dch. Thorn ; a p.n. 

Threadkell, a loc n. 

Thrift; Dch. Drift. 

Thring; G. Thoring; D. and S. Thorin ; Fl. Thurio. 

Throeael ; G. Drv«Bel. 

Thrower ; D.B. Travers, de Troard, de Troarz. 

Thurgar; N. Thorgeirr; ap.n. Comp. Thursrarton; (Norf.) 

ThiirketUe, Turtill, Thurrell, Turrell, Tyrrell, TntUe, Tuthill ; tee Thirkettle. 

Thurley, Thurlow, Thurlows, Thurles, from Thurlow; a kx\ n. (Suff.) or Thorley 

Thursby, from Thoresby ; a loc. n. (Lines, and Notts.) 
Thurston, a loc. n. (Norf. and Suff.) 
Tibnam, from Tibbenham ; a loc. n. (Norf.) 
Ticknor ; a loc. n. or D. Togner ? 

Tidman, Tydeman ; G. Tieaeman ; D. Thideman ; Dch. Tiedeman, Tydeman. 
Tiffen ; tee Tiffin. 

Tilhrook, from Tilbury ; a loc. n. (£8s.) 

Tillett, Tilney, Tilson, TlUey. Tilyard, Tillard, Tillcock ; tee Tills. 
Tim ; S., D. Thieman, Thieme, Thim, Timm ; Dch. Tim, Tims ; G. Thimm. 
Timbers ; Dch. Timmers. 
Tinker, Tinkler, Tinkley ; Dch. Tinga, Tinke. 
Tippell ; tee Tipple. 

Tiptod, Tibtote m Roll of BatteU Abbey. 
Titchmarsh, from Titchmarsh ; a loc. n. (Northants.) 
Titoomb, a loc. n. 

Toats ; D. Thott ; D.B. Toti ; Fl. Toto. 
Tofts, a freq. loc. n. tee Tuffs. 
Tointon, from Torrington, a loc. n. (Lines.) 
Toll, Toller ; tee Tooley. 

Tolmash, ToUemache, Tollemach in Roll of BatteU Abbey ; a loc n. Devon. 
Tolver; D.B. Tolf, Torolf ; N. Thorolfr. 
Tomblin, Tomline ; tee Tombling. 
Tompkins; «ce Toombs. 
Tooby, Tubbs ; tee Tubby. 

Toombs ; N. Tumi ; Dch. Toom, Thorns ; D. Thorn ; G. Thomas, Tomisch. 
Topping, Topler, Top, Topple. Turpin ? tee Topps. 

Touche : Fr. La Touche ; p.n. tee Took ; Touke, in Roll of Battel! Abbey. 
Tould ; tee Thorold ; D.B. Torold, Touilt. 
Towers ; N. F. de Tours ; Tours a loc n. in Normandy. 
Townsend, from Atte^ve-Townsend ; a loc. n. 
Towns ; D.B. Tona, Tonne : Fl. Teuns. 

Tozer, Tosselyn ; Dch. Teeseling ; Ik p.n. D.B. Tosard, Tesselin, Tascelin. 
Traoey, Traise ; Tracy and Traies in KoU of BatteU Abbey ; Fr. p.n. 
Tredget, Trudgett, tee TrudflpU. 
Trent, a river m Notts. ; D.B. Trend, Trent ; p.n. 
Trevitt ; Trivet in RoU of BatteU Abbey. 
Trew; •^^True. 

Tringall, from Trinkeld, a loc n. (Lanes.) 
Tripiow, a loc n. (Gamb.) 
Tripp; Dch. Trip. 
Trixon; JwTricker. 
TroUop, a loc n. from D. TroUe. 
Trougbton, a loc. n. Dumfries. 
Truman ; D.B. Trumin ; G. Traumann. 
Trundle ; N. TrandiU ; n.n. S. Tranell ; a p.n. 
Tucker ; Dch. Tukker ; tee Took and Toogood. 
Tuffen ; tee Tiffen ; Tuffil ; tee Tuffnel ; D.B. Tuffa. 
Tuffnel ; N. Dufnial ; a p.n. 
Tunaley, a loc n. 


Tongate, a loc n. 

Tanmer ; D.B. Tuneman ; FL Tonnemans. 

Tonney ; N. Tunni; n.n. Dch. Tuninga; S. Tun^; B.B. Tunne. 

Tnrner : 6. and Fl. Turner. 

Twadeli, from Tweeddale ; a loc. n. 

Twaits, Tweed, Tweedy ; $ee Twiddy. 

Twigg; Dch. Twight 

Twinn, Twiner ; iJch. Duijne? D.B. Tuini. 

Twiiffood, Toogood; N. Thorgautr; D. Thugej G. TUckert; Dch. Tuke; D.B. 

Ttugod, Turgot. 
Tyars; «ee^rce. 

TVler: G. TheU, TheUer, TyUe; D. TheiU, TheiHard; D.B. Tehel. 
Uffindel, a loc n. Uffendal, from D. Uffe. 
Ullett, Ulyatt: Fr. Hulet; D. Uhlott; Dch. Uloth. 
Underwood, a loc. n. (Notts, and Derbys.) 
UngloM, from Undeby, a loc n. (Yorks.) ; D.B. Unchelsbi. 
TJpcher, Upeber, ht>m Upchurch ; a loc. n. (Kent) or G. Hiibaoher ; a p.n. 
Upton, a loc n. (Norf., Devon, Ess., Kent, and Yorks.) 
XTpwood, a loc. n. Hunts. 
Uaill, from Usselby, aloe n. (Lines.)? 
Vachell; Dch. Wacbtel. 
Vale, Vail, Viall ; tec Veal: G. Vial. 
Valentine ; Fr. Valentin ; Dch. Valentien. 
Valiant ; Fr. VailUunt. 
Vanneck ; Fl. Van Eck, Vanneck. 
Vardigans ; tee Vertigan. 

Varlo, Varley, Verley, a loc. n. (Ess.) ; also Fr. Varlez ; a p.n. 
Vamell ; Fl. Fannell. 
Varvell, Varvill, from Varaville; a loc n. (Normandy); Varunile in Roll of Battell 

Abbey; D.B. de Warwell ; Fr. Vauville; a p.n. 
Vaas, Vawser J tee Vassar : Dch. Wasse ; a p.n. 
Vaught ; S. Vought, Fought ; G. Fauth ; p.n. 

Veasey, Vesey, Yessay, or de Vesci, in Koll of Battell Abbey ; D.B. de VecL 
Vellum, Wellum, Welnam, from Welham, a loc n. 
VenesB ; FL Van Esse, Vanesse. 
Venimore, a loc n. comp. Fennimore. 
Venn, Venning, Wenn ; tee Fane. 
Ventris, from Ventry, Kerry, Ireland; or D. Wendrick; Dch. Vendrick; Fl. 

Vendry; p.n. 
Veidon, from Verdun; a loc. n. in France; Verdoune in Roll of Battell Abbey; 

De Verdun, a Tenant in Chief in D.B. 
Verlander ; Fl. and Dch. Verlant, Verlinde. 
Vernon, from Vernon, a loc. n. in Normandy ; Vemoun in Roll of Battell Abbey ; 

D.B. de Vernon. 
Vertue ; Fr. p.n. ; G. Werther. 

Vickers; N. Vikarr; G. Wicke, Wickert; Dch. Wichers, Wi^jers; D. Vickers. 
Villiers, from Villers ; a loc. n. (Normandy)« 
Vimer ; N. V^mundr ; D.B. Wimund, Wimer ; Dch. Weyman, Wijman ; Q. Wimmer, 

Weimann ; S. Weman ; Fl. Wjrman, Weman. 
Vincent ; Fr. St Vincent ; ue Vince. 
Vipan ; tee Vipond. 
Vise, Vyse, Wise, Wiseman ; G. Weis, Weiss, Weissmann ; Dch. Weisman. 

Bavenstone Hotpitaly Ashhy-de-la-ZotLch. H. Barber, m.d. 

(To he continued,) 

We are asked by a valued Correspondent to mention that praiseworihy efforts are 
being made to restore the fine Tower of Walberswick Church, Suffolk, and that funds 
are greatly needed. The Vicar (Rev. T. H. R. Oakes) will gladly receive contributions, 
which we are assured will be spent " on needful repairs and not wasted on restoration.'* 


Baltazar Gardbman. Bacon. (Vol. iv. p. 51.) Coddbnham, Co. 
Suffolk. — The chancel of this church is now in process of restoration, 
and at the extreme east end two massive stone ooflBns have been 
discovered,* which bear the following inscriptions : — 

Baltazaris Gardbmau 






A«x.^ fiEtatis fuae 64 
^^^^ \Christi 1720 








Baltazar Gardeman died in 1739, and as the mural tablet on the 
south wall states, was buried " behind the Altur." From this it would 
appear that the Altar was then placed lower down the Chancel (which 
is of unusual length), and it is intended to replace it in its original 
position instead of at the extreme east where it has stood for about a 
hundred years. 

A stone coflfin of much earlier workmanship has l)cen found in the 
north wall on a level with the chancel floor, and a recess in the wall above 
leads to the belief that it was once surmounted with a large monument^ 
but of this there are now no traces, nor any means of identification. 
The Bacon vault (" Grypta Baconoruni^'* East Anglian, Vol. iv., pp. 52, 
104), which is now bricked up, contains eleven coffins, but the Rejjjisters 
show that several more of the family have been buried here. In the 
churchyard there is a large tomb with the following inscription : — 


To the Memory of 

Barbara Bacon 


who departed this Life 

the 20^*^ of June 1793 

Aged 77 Years. 

Coddenham. G. M. Lummis. 

* [The UHO of Stone Coffins in the 18th century is such an uncommon circumstance 
that we sbould like to hear of other instances.— £d.] 




SUFFOLK. SUBSIDY ROLL *l^ 1 Edward m. (1327.) 


Villata de Wredelingtone, «. d, oh, qu. 

Alauo Frauuceys ... ... ... 134 

Simone de Pabenham ... ... ... 10 1 

Fgeljna de Schales ... ... ... 6 

Henrico Geryn ... ... ... 591 

Roberto Gangy ... ... ... 2 

Galfredo Bohyo ... ... ... 3 

Willielmo Lane ... ... 5611 

Hugo le Hay ... ... ... 2 

Matilda Gangi ... ... ... 12 

Willielmo atte Goter ... ... ... 5 

Willielmo le Warde ... ... ... 2 6 

Hugone le Chapman ... ... ... 5 3 

Roberto le Chapman ... ... ... 2 

Reymondo Mauncel ... ... ... 4 8 

Johanne de Hertforde ... ... ... 3 

Alicia Personn ... ... ... 2 

Thoma Personn ... ... ... 4 

Alicia Lane ... ... ... 3 

Elia Bercar .. ... ... 3 

Willielmo Hemerissoue ... ... 3 

Summa totius vicesime istiua Villate £i 6 1 1 1 

Villata de Freckenhant, 
De Willielmo Briityn 
Johanne le Noble 
Dulcia Overhe 
Stephano Edoun 
Johanne Calauy 
Simone de Wykes 
Johanne Waryn 
Johanne del Wyk 
Alicia Waryn 
Henrico Toyman 
Thoma Ingelond 
Johanne de Dodenhowe 
Willielmo Dekne 
Stephano de Bradsen 
Ricardo Broun 
Simone Pegvyn 
Leticia Overee 
Sabina le Swon 

3 7 


2 1 

2 4 


2 1 




2 2 







8 3 




De Nicholao atte Lane 

„ Adamo atte Touneseude 

,, Adamo de Renesson 

„ Willielmo atte Personnes 

„ Henrico Alswich 

„ Roberto Medhene 

„ Waltero Mondy 

„ Johanuo Scriven 

„ Elja Lemmaii 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

Villa f<i de Hei^yngwelle, 
De Ricardo Boylaud 

, Nicholao Wysman 

, Willielmo Fraunceys 

, Johamie Skileman 

, Agneta le Webbestere . . . 

, Persona de Ueringewelle 

, Johanne Seman 

, Ricardo Skillemau 

, Johanne Rypedy 

, ThomaDyk 

, Johanne Aleyn 

, Roberto Camubrey 

, Johanne Scot 

, Caterina Donne 

,, Willielmo Sabyne 

,, Thoma le Blount 

,, "Willielmo Araz 

, Simon le Broustere 

, Gilberto Sharp 

,, Johanne le Grey 

, Ricai-do de la More 

,, Johanne Wysman 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

Villata de Ikelynghanu 
De Herveo de Stanton 
„ Willielmo de la Cressonere 
„ Johanne de Erswell 
„ Roberto Stouke 
„ Adamus le Straunge 
„ Petro Kut 

*. d. ob. qu. 










63 6 

6 6 


2 9 

2 6 



6 3 

2 6 


2 6 

2 10 


2 3 










49 8 

15 1 1 

8 6 

3 1 1 

6 1 

3 2 1 

5 8 1 


De Persona ecclesia) de Ikelingham 
„ Willielmo Kut 
„ Willielmo Precke 
„ Alicia Gernnau 
„ Sarra Roger 
„ Thorstanuo Matte 
„ Gilberto Capellano 
„ Johanne de Wrydewelle 
„ Alexandro Coitting 
,, Johanne Frere 
„ Thouia le Fullere 
„ David Skot 
„ Ktidulpho de Wrokishille 
„ Ricardo Sewene 
„ Henrico de Berton 
„ Willielmo Prodemay 
„ Johanne Ouch 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate £i 10 11 
(2*0 he continued,) 

$. d. ob. 


6 1 





2 6 


2 6 



3 6 

2 7 

4 6 


2 6 

4 19 







\ 10 11 



16 Nov. 1658. Assembly. 

" Att this Assemblie it is agreed uppon the Request of M' Nathaniell 
Bacon f uppon the Submission of M' Dixon Usher of the Grammer 
Schoole The said M*" Dixon shalbe Continewed Usher of the sd Schoole 
duringe the Townes pleasure. 

** Ordered that the humble Representiicon of the BailifFes Port men 
Coinon Couusell f Minister of the Towue of Ipsw^^ nowe Read shall 
be ^sented to his highness the Lord Protector And that the same shalbe 
^nted by M^ Bailiflfe Sparrowe And that he shall have his Charges 
borne by the Towne." 

9 Dec. 1658. Assembly. 

** Agreed that [blank] ffraucke shallbe placed in the howse were old 
Church nowe dwell to Cohabite together w*^ the sd Church And the 
tresurer of the Hospitall to make some ^ticon in the house. 

"Agreed that if John Scott put in securitie to the towne he shall 
haue the house f brewe house belonginge to the foundacon late in 
Brownes occupacon att the former Rent And to Enter att Christmas 
next unles the ^tie nowe dwellinge there giue securitie to paie the Rent 
untill A Ladie next And then the sd Scott to enter. 

** Whereas Robt Clarke hath disbursed for the writinge out of the 


Addresse fro this towne to his highnes f In Providinge A dinner for the 
Gentlemen attending his highnes therw^ And for their Coaches the 
some of Three Powndes ffyve shillings f eight It is ordered that the 
ChamBtins shall paie the same to him f ffourteene shillings f ffower 
pence for his the sd Roht Paynes taken about the same." 

16 Dec. 1658. Assembly. 

"It is Ordered That the Twoe books That is to saye Speeds 
Cronologie f Bishupp Andrews Workes fformerlie Taken out of the 
Librarie of this Towne by Samuell Inglethorpe And by him sold ffor one 
f Thirtie shillings to M' Anthony Applewhite It is ordered that the ^sent 
Chamberlins shall paie M»" Applewhite the sd One f Thirtie Shillings f 
see the bookes placed in the Librarie agaiue. 

" It is allsoe ordered That the Tresurer of this towne doe forthw*^ 
Kcpaire Tile f glasc the Librarie belonginge to this Towne." 

16 Dec. 1658. Great Court. 

" Ordered that the threescore f three Pounds laied out f expended 
about the settling of M' Cranes gift shalbe paid As the Assemblie shall 
Appoynt And That the Clavengers f Robt Clarke shall Receive the 
Writinge belonginge to the sd gift of M"" Hamby And see the same 
carefullie laid upp in the Tresurie. 

" Ordered That the Assemblie shall haue power to Inquire out A 
Master ffor the ffree schoole of this towne And if M*" Christopher 
Glascocke will Accept thereof That then the Assemblie shall Invite him 
in the Townes name. 

" Ordered That M^ Henry Parkhurst shall haue the Towne house 
latelie in Robt Treuloues occupacon under such Rent (^ Covenants As the 
Coon Counsell of this Towne shall thiucke flBtt. 

" Whereas there haue bin Certi\ine Lands Purchased of Mr ffemlie 
f M^ Crane with monies Received uppon the sale of M^ Snowes houses 
And monie Received of M'^Tylors gift And Monies Received of M"" Smarts 
Revenues [t is uowe att this Court Ordered f Agreed that the Setiall 
ffeoffes f Trustees Im ployed by the Towne to the Assunince of the said 
Lands shall stand f be Seized of the pfitts therof As fFolloweth Of 
Twentie Powndes A yeare therof To be Imployed As M*" Snowes gift 
ffortye shillings Yeerlye to be Added to Eightteene Powndes Yeerlie 
menconed in the Conveyance for the lives Appoynted by M*" Tylers Will 
\\^^ l)einge in the wholle Twentie Powndes A yeere is To be Imployed 
As M' Tylors gift w<^ Twentie Powndes for M' Snowes f twentie Powndes 
ffor M^ Tylers shalbe Imployed by the Assemblie As in Articles hereafter 
is expressed And as to the Remaynder of the said pfitts To such Uses 
As M*" Smart eyther by will or Indenture hath Appoynted f declared 
And that the said ffeoffes f Trustees shall from time to time Reconveye 
the said Lands to other ffeoffes f Trustees such As the Towne shall 
nominate And Appoynte And That the |?fitt8 therof ffor ever shall goe 
to the uses aforesaid And that the Assemblie of this Towne shall haue 


power from time to time To Manage the said some of ffortie Pownds A 
3'^eere of Mr Snowes f M' Tjlera Acordinge To the true intent f 
Agreement of the Articles hereunder mencoued w^'^ is Accordinge To 
the Intent of the said M' Snowe f M' Tyler And that their shalbe An 
ludeuture of Covenant made from the Bailiffes Burgesses f Cominaltie 
of this Towne To Twoe such psons as the Executors of Mr Snowe f 
M*" Tjler shall Appoynt for the well pforminge f Orderinge of the sd 
Gifts Accordinge To the Tenure of the Articles hereafter sett downe 
And That the same shalbe Sealed att some Pettye Court w*> the Seale 
of the Towne. 

Imprimis. — That M*" Snowes ^ M*" Tylers gift shalbe Henceforth ffortie 
Powndes A yeere each Twentie Powndes. 

2. That their shalbe A Receiver eflie yeare chosen by the 
Executors of M^ Snowes f M*" Tyler duringe their lives 
f after by the Assembly And that the Receiver shall 
Accompt To the Assemblie by the ffirst daie of December 
in ettie yeare. 

3. That the said ifortie shall Yearelie be distributed f Laied 
out About the Teachinge buyeinge of bookes f Ap^pellinge 
of Eightt poore boyes of honest Parents Inhabitinge 
vfV^ in this Towne ^ towards the biudinge of them out 
Apprentice That is to save To each of them ffyve 
Powndes As fFolloweth the SchooHnge bookes (^ assesments 
beinge deducted. 

4. The Master of the Grammar Schoole to haue for eflie 
one (»f them that goeth vfV^ him Tenn Shillings A Yeare 
the Usher for eflie one that goeth w*^ him six shillings f 
eightt pense A Yeare The Writeinge Master To haue 
ffower shillings A quarter ffor fyve quarters f noe longer 
without order of Assemblie ffor eflie boy And the boyes 
To goe att Least one Thursdaie f Satterdaie the wholle 
afternoones in eflie Weeke to learn to Wright f Cipher. 

5. Such bookes As any of the said Eightt boyes want 
uppon A noate from the Master of the Schoole declariuge 
the same To be bought by the Receiver f deducted out 
of the five Pounds And all soe the former somes fibr 

6. The Remaynder of the said ffyve Powndes To be paid 
halfe yearlie To the Parents of such Childeren Provided 
the said Childeren be well Appanilled And if the said 
Childeren shall not be well Apparalled then the same To 
be disposed of by the assemblie ffor the good of the sd 

7. That if such boyes shall not Constantlie Repaire to 
Schoole That then the gift of ffive Powndes shalbe taken 
fro him or them c Conferred uppon others. 


8. That noe boye shalbe taken from the schoole f bound 
out with the gifte unlesse he hath bin att schoole Twoe 
Yeares under the f^ift with the said Master or Usher of 
the Grammer Schoole. 

9. That if anie of the said boyes shall after twoe years 
teachinge of them att Schoole As aforesaid haue Masters 
pvided 'for them such As the Assemblie shall Approve of 
that then for efiie such boye there shalbe fyve Pounds 
laied out towardes the pvidinge of Apparrell f bindinge 
of him forth. 

10. That uppon the bindinge forth of anie boye Apprentice 
with this gift there shalbe Another Chosen To fill upp 
the Number w*^ pson soe Chosen shall not for one Yeare 
haue the benifitt of the gift Inregard it was bestowed 
one the peon bound out but Afterwards shall Receive it 
In such Manner as is before specified. 

11. All boyes That shall haue the benifitt of this gift to be 
elected f discharged by the Assemblie And all things 
Concerninge the said gifts from thne to time to be 
Managed by the Assemblie. 

12. Provided all waies that in case any boye shalbe Elected 
into the Schoole As aforesaid And the same boye shall 
before the said Twoe Yeares expire Remove himselfe or 
be Removed or his Maintenance suspended or taken 
awaye by the Assemblie in all such Cases Such boye 
shall haue noe further allowance out of this Gift but 
another shalbe fforthwith Elected in the stead of the 
said boye Soe Removed." 

TJie Long Home, Safron Walden. W. E. Layton, f.8.a. 

(To be continued.) 


Hbmingston, Co. Suffolk. 

The Family of Talmage (Vol. iv., p. 73). 


1607 Richard aon of Richard Talmage A; Joane Bugge, July 30. 

1662 Edmund son of Edmund & ffrances Talmadge, Deer. 12. 

1666 Andrew „ „ Jany. 2. 

1667 Mary dr. of John and Mary Talmage, Octr. 15. 

1668 Mary ,. ,. Deer. 21. 

1669 Maiigaret dr. of Edmuhd k ffrances Talmadge, Jany. 2. 
1677 Robert son of John & Mary Talmash, April 23. 

1681 Hannah dr. „ „ April 12. 

1688 Nicholas son „ „ Octr. 12. 

1688 Anne dr. „ „ Novr. 8. 

1690 Mary dr. of Nicholas Tolmach & Mary his wife, Augt. 17. 

1692 dr. „ „ Sepr. 26. 

1696 Margaret dr. of Nicholas Tolmach & Mary his wife, April 22. 

1699 Hannah dr. „ „ b. Feb. 17, bap. Feb. 25. 

1712 John son of John & Ann Tabnach, July 14. 


166G John Talmach & Mary Rodwell, Octr. 11. 
1698 Samuell Haggar & Mary Talinafth both single, Oct. 28. 

1665 Elizabeth wife of John Talmago, June 26. 
1676 Ann dr. of John & Mary Talmage, May 5. 

1686 Robert mm „ „ Jany. 2. 

1687 Edmund Talmach, Aprill 9. 

1688 Andrew Talmage, Augt. 29. 

168§ if ranees Talmage widow, Jan>. 21. • 

168S John Talmach, Ffeby. 17. 

1696 Margaret dr. of Nicholas & Mary Talmach, Octr. 13. 
174J5 Nicholas Talmadge widower, Octr. 13. 

GosBECK, Co. Suffolk. 

1598 K&lfe son of Ralfe k Margarett Talmach, June 1. 

1781 Samuel Baskett & Hannah Tarmage, Sepr. 21. , 
(No Burials.) 

Barking, Co, Suffolk. 


1719 Russell son of John & Abigail Tallamash, March 22. 

1606 Edmund Kouse & Susan Talmage, Octr. 3. 

1724 Robert Colchester & Elizabeth Tallmash both of Barking, March 30. 

1729 John Tolmash & Mary Ward both of Needham, May 28. 

1729 Russell Talmage of Needham, March 11. 
1735 Anne Talmash of Barking, Deer. 1. 

SwiLLAND, Co. Suffolk. 

1693 William son of William & Mary Tallemache, Augt 13. 

1697 Lyonell „ „ Jany. 8. 
1700 Richard „ „ Jany. 4. 

1703 Ann dr. „ „ born Apl. 22, April 25. 

1706 Susanna „ „ bom Apl. 25, April 28. 

1692 William Tallemache of this Parish & Mary both Single, Novr. 5, 

1696 Richard Tallemache, Feby. 5. 
1712 Agnes Tallemache widow, Sepr. 14. 

Westbrfibld, Co. Suffolk. 

1712 Elizabeth dr. of William k Mary Tallemach, Sepr. 4. 

1713 Martha „ „ Novr. 11. 
172? Sarah „ „ Feby. 19. 
1723 Elizabeth dr. of William & Elizabeth TaUemach, Deer. 12. 
1729 William son „ „ April 8. 


1720 William Tallemnch & Elizabeth Cole both single, Octr. 27. 
172$ Robert Hadman of Melton & Mary Tallemach, Jany. 22. 
1753 Daniel Hewit ft Elizabeth Tallemach, Feby. 12. 

1712 Elizabeth dr. of William k Mary TaUemach, Sepr. 6. 
m3 Martha „ „ Novr. 26. 

172^ Sarah dr. of William Tallemach Junr. k Elizabeth his wife, March 14. 
1728 William Talmach, May 30. 

Hannah dr. of WUliam k Mary Tahnach, Augt. 23. 
1747 Mary Tallemache, March 5. 
1771 WilUam Tolemaoh, Deer. 27. 


1773 Elizabeth Talemach, Febv. 20. 

1774 Leonard Talemach of Cuifo, March 4. 

1577 Nicholas son of Nicholas Talmage was baptized July 20. 

The Family of Bocking. 

AaHBOCKiNG, Co. Suffolk. 

1577 Mystress Katherine Bocking daughter of Edmund Bocking was baptized xx 

daie of October. 
1567 Mystress Elizabeth Bocking was buried xxvi daie of November. 
1573 Mystress f ranees Bocking was buried xv daie of A prill. 
1585 Master Edmund Bocking Esquier was buried xii daie of August. 

Henley Vicarage, Wm. C. Pearson. 

Coggeshall Family (Vol. i., p. 221 ; v., p. 79).— At pp. 99—105 
of the Magazine of New England Hiatory for April 1892, published at 
Newport, R.I., is a paper which deals with some of the descendants of 
John Coggeshall, the emigrant of 1632. Its opening statements are 
that he was from Essex, that he was born in 1599, that he lived to the 
age of 48, and was buried on the 27th of the ninth month (November) 
1647. These various statements are put forth as facts, without qualifi- 
cation or limitation, but except for the age and date of burial, which are 
vaguely said to be derived from certain unspecified " Quaker Records," 
no authority is mentioned. Now, at the date when the paper was 
written, nothing definite had been ascertained respecting the emigrant, 
though it was surmised that he went either from Essex or from Suffolk. 
As respects the birth, it is transparent that the date given by Mr. Casey, 
the writer of the paper, was arrived at by the simple process of 
substracting 48 from 1647. How fallacious anything of this kind is, 
and how .unworthy of a serious writer, need scarcely be suggested. 
There can be little doubt, if indeed there be any, that the article in the 
East Anglian which is printed at my second reference, discloses, and 
certainly for the first time, the date of birth, and the parentage of the 
emigrant, who would thus appear to have been born in 1601 (for in 
those days baptism followed closely upon birth), two years after the 
time so positively stated by Mr. Casey. But whether the time be two 
years or twice two years matters not, my point being to show how 
utterly unreliable are the statements he has made without a particle of 
evidence to support them. It is greatly to be regretted that circulation 
should have been given to them in a periodical to which we should look 
as a storehouse of facts, and not as a receptacle for conjectures. 

C. St. G. 


Maplbtoft of Long Melford. — Can anyone give me any information 
as to the family of Mapletofb of Long Melford, and especially of 
Constantia Mapletoft, who married circa 1760-70, Col. Patonf 

HintUsham Rectory^ Iptioick. Wiluam Dbanb. 



A Suffolk Gold-mine (p. 126). — In my copy of Holliugaworth'a 
Stawmarket^ I find that against Banketon in the text (p. 155) I have 
written conjecturally Bacton. At the foot of the columns in praise of 
the district of Stowmarket are the references following : — Reyct^s Brev,^ 
written by him in 1602; Jermyn MS. Brit. Mas. 8,200; Ibid, p. 12. 
The statement (like so many othei-s in the History, &c.) needs to be verified. 
Yaxley, W. H. S. 

Mockbeggars' Hall (Vol. iv., pp. 335, 352, 367, 383 ; v., p. 127).— 
In the illustrated edition of Green's Short History of ike English People 
(p. 966), there is an illustration of Mockbeggars' Hall. The note upon 
it says : — 

** At the close of Elizabeth's reign, and throughout the rei^ of James i. and 
early years of Charles, there was much, complaining in the rural districts because the 
nobles and gentry flocked up to London, leaving the country houses empty and 
neglected, so that where in former times there had been fpasting for rich and poor 
alike, a beggar could not nowofet a crust of bread. To the houses thus deserted 
was given the nick-name of ** Mock-beggar Hall." 

H. A. W. 

"Lumper" (p. 124). — Ogilvie and Cull's Comprehensive Eng. Diet,, 
edit, of 1877, gives for lumpers — "Lahourers employed to load .and 
unload a merchant ship when in harbour." The lump-fish or lump- 
sucker (Cycloptertcs lumpus) is "a soft, thick sea-fish, covered with 
horny spines." Just as a fowler is one who catches fowls, and a shrimper 
(not a classical word) one who catches shrimps, perhaps a lumper is one 
who catches lumps (an ancient edit, of Bailey's Diet, gives for the second 
meaning of lump — "the Name of a Fish"). 

' C. S. P. 

"Lumper." — This term seems to be employed to designate the 
labourer who heaps small goods together, "lumping" them for the 
purpose of transport, «kc. The itinerant vendor of nuts and such like 
produce may frequently be heard inviting purchasers by "lumping 
penny worths." 

E. A. R. 

Suffolk Poll Books (Vol. iv., n.s., p. 383; v., p. 14-15). — In 

addition to those already noted I have " The Poll Book taken 

April 21 and 22, 1843, County of Suffolk, Eastern Division. Candidates : 
Rt. Hon. Lord Rendlesham, A. S. Adair, Esqr." 

(My copy is Alexr. Shafto Adair*s own copy with his autograph.) 

W. B. Gerish. 


Ths History of a Villagk Comuunitt in thr Eastern Counties (Mbthwold). 

By the Rev. J. Denny Gedge, Vicar of Methwold, Norfolk. Norwich : Agas H. 

Goose, Rampant Horse Street.— This may be regarded as a veiy laudable attempt to 

apply, and that in the pleasantest possible manner, the idea of Village Communism 


to the ordinal^ Biirroundings of a particular parish. There are Bigns abroad of & 
partial restoration of the Village Coirnnunity, but it can never at all events be 
re^nved as it existed in pre-Plantaganet days. Mr. Gedge traces the village of to-day, 
back to remote British times, and points with a feeling of pride to the still traceable 
bed of the watercourse (the boks, a succession of piMils, the putef of the Romans), and 
to the ** settlement stone," made hideous by the common-place adjuncts of an 
unsightly wooden cross carrying a lamp and a pair of direction boards. The village 
nomenclature is fragrant with Saxon and Scandanavian terms, while Roman remains 
attest the ancient cnaracter of the surroundings. The de Warenue's were possessed 
of the Manor, and the foundations of their dwelling may still be traced. Mr. Ged^ 
points to the ** humanizing connection between lord and peasant," as it existed m 
their days, with considerable satisfaction. This tie being severed did not tend to 
improve the inhabitants. The Methwold people— a very independent race — preferred 
the mutual tie of respect and affection to the impersonal character of non-resident land 
owners. '* Oligarchs," writes Mr. Gedge, "are worse than tyrants, and the grand- 
fathers of our pixir received less consideration from a parliament of country gontrr 
than from the older nobles." The Church has numerous interesting features. The {> 
tower is surmounted by a sin^lar stone octagon and crocketted spire of perpendicular 
date, probably unique in Kngland. In the stone corbels Mr. Gedge fancies he can 
di$>cem the work of a "free-lance" not devoid of daring humour. The story of the 
abstraction and recovery of what remained of Sir Adam de Clifford's brass (a.d. 1367) 
and its being re-instated^ is very entertaining, and Mr. Gedge*s touching lines lend 
quite a charm to the incident. Numerous original ideas are scattered throughout the 
book ; while some are certainly very ingenious and worth thought, a few are very 
far fetched. Many wise things are said and none that are foolish. In a word, Mr. 
Gedge's parish history is a book that has pleased us much, and not a little owing to its 
unconventional style and a naivete altogether his own. 

East Anglia: Pkrsonal Rbcollkctions and Histokioal Associations. By 
J. Ewing Ritchie. London : Jarrold and Sons.— If we except a strong politicu 
and themogical bias, unfortunately prevalent throughout these sketches, which 
really form a kind of autobiography ot the well-known Suffolk Nonconformist whose 
name '19 on the title page, we have no hesitation in saying, that the volume although 
not likely to arouse enthusiasm, is of an attractive character, and will not only 
afford entf^rtainment, but may awaken some interest. The several districts are in turn 
made to furnish material, the leading characters being drawn to the life, and the 
different events narrated with much vivacity. 

Harrow OctoCkntenart Tracts. I. Early Charters translated into 
English with Explanatory Notes. II. Wdlfrko and Cwobnthryth. By the Rev. 
W. Done Bushell. Cambridge : Macmillan and Bowes.— In anticipation of the 
Octo-Oentenary of the consecration of the parish church of Harrow, tnese tracts are 
being issued. The fact that the earlier chai-ter was formulated at Cloveshoe (vide 
Eatt Anglian t Vol. II. pp. 60, 112, 208, quoted by Mr. Bushell in evidence of Cloveshoe 
being in Mildenhall) should have some interest for East Anglians, especially as a 
photo of this particular charter is given. Tract II. has an admirable photo -lithograph 
of the stainMl glass in the clerestory window of Harrow Church, the subjects 
representing the Council held at Cloveshoe a.d. 825. 

The Legendary Lore or the Holy Wells of England. By R. C. Hope, f.8.a. 
London: Elliot Stock. -^I^r. Hope has long been en^piged in the important but 
difficult task of gathering the scattered material relating to Holy Wells, &o. The 
present work, excellent as it is in most respects, cannot certainly be regarded as 
anything like exhaustive, e.g.^ the total number of Holy Wells chroniclea in the 
Eastern Counties does not exceed sixteen (Suffolk five, Cambridge two, Essex one, 
Norfolk eight), out of a grand total of 450, but this is to be attributed in all 
probability to the apathy of those acquainted with East Anglia in not furnishing 
Mr. Hope with details. It would have been well if the several counties could each 
have had a special correspondent. A work of this character, which leaves out all 
mention of, f.^., St. WalstanV Well, with its bridge chapel at Bawburgh, can scaroely 
be regarded as doing justice to the subject. The volume abounds with numerous 
allusions to the ceremonies and singpilAr customs connected with Well worship, and 
there are many wood-cut illustrations, including St. Withburga*s WeU at East Dereham. 

[Notices of the late Rev. F. B. Zincke^s Whcrftead, and other interesting local 
books, will appear in the October No.] 



No. XL 


The following letter, written by Mrs. Gurdon of Letton, to her 
brother-in-law Mr. Heme of Mendham, is interesting, as it shows how 
little the mode of electing a Speaker in the reign of Queen Anne differs 
from the present proceedings of the House of Commons- 

" ffor John Heme Esqre. att Mendham. 

Norwch. feb. ye 20th 171 J. 
Dear Brother 

On Munday Mr. Gurdon did set out for London, tho much against 
my mind, for I could not but think it a desparate undertaking, after 
such a severe brush as he had. I shall not be very easy till his return, 
I thank God since his illness I have been much better, & have had no 
returns of ye Collick. I am sorry to hear you are again attended wth. 
ye gout, but glad to hear it keep in those parts where there is least 
danger, by inquiring of Die: Holt for my dear fathers nephetick stone, 
I have got it & have hero sent it to my Brother freston, woh I desire 
you would give him, wth. my hearty wishes he may receive benifitt by 
it> here is in this town great mischief done by ye high wind, & in ye 
Country abondance of bams & churches blown down. Just now I 
received a letter from Mr. G. wch. tells me he gat well to London, ^ 
had ye good luck wthout any assistance to place liimself so well at ye 
dore of ye house of lords, yt wn ye Usher of ye Black Rod came wth 
SrTho: Hanmer to ye dore, he clapt in before all ye members at Sr 
Tho : Back, <fe wth him to ye Barr of ye House of Lds, & stood behind 
him whilst he made his speech to ye Ld Chanoellour, ye Queen not 
being at ye house, he made a very good short speech to desire her 
majesty to excuse him from ye place ye Comons had too hastily chose 
him into, he not being sufficient for ye post, therefore desir'd yt her 
Majesty would not accept of ye hasty vote of ye Coinons (wch he hoped 
would be ye only hasty vote they would make) <fe order'd ym to consider 
their vote & some litle more to this purpose, yn my Ld Chancel : told 
him her Majesty approved of ye Comons choise, & wtis much pleased 
wth this instance of their wisdom & went on wth great encouiums of 
Sr Tho : Han : who yn returned y t he was indispensibly bound to obey 
her Majesty, & so on to beging of ye Quo : freedom of speech &c :, & yn 
he returned to ye hqiise of Coitions, & there gave an account of wt passed 
in ye house of Lds, <fe made a very handsome speech there, & desir'd ye 
assistauce of old members wth assurance of his best service «bc: wch 
was all very fine & much applauded, Mr. Gurdon went into ye house of 
Comons along wth ye membera, & soe heard all. this is word for word out 



of his own letter, wch I thought I would transcribe because I thought 
it would be agreeable news, wth Service I am 

Dear Brother your most affec: sister 
& servt £. Gurdou. 

Coll. Mackartny is taken in ye Isle of Man & one of ye Queen's 
messengers gon down to bring him up. Sr Wm Dawes Bishop of 
Chester is designed for A : Bishop of York." 

Macartney was second to Lord Mohun, in his duel with the Duke 
of Hamilton, which took place in Hyde Park on the 15th Novr., 1712, 
and was fatol to both the principals ; he was accused of having 
treacherously stabbed the Duke, and fled from England ; but, being 
afterwards employed to bring over Dutch troops, surrendered, and was 
tried in 1716, when he was found guilty of manslaughter only. 

Sir Thomas Hanmer represented the County of Suffolk from 1707 
to 1727, with Sir Robert Davers as his colleague. 

Sir W. Dawes succeeded Dr. Sharp, as Archbishop of York. 

In a letter dated 27 Febry. 171f, Mrs. Gurdon states that "Mr. 
Gurdon's letter to-day brings me no news, ye Parliament being 
prorogued to tuesday next, Sr Robert Davers is of opinion ye house 
will set down to business then, for ye Queen is certainly in good health, 
and only stay for some males beyond sea." With regard to the storm 
mentioned in her previous letter, the writer adds : " Ye great tree at 
Deepham was blown down wth ye high wind. I was at Sr J : Wodehouses 
last Munday, & yt morning he <fe my Lady Lemster had been to se it, 
he measured it & it was 37 yds. high, (fe 16 about, my Lady Wodehouse 
was mighty well." 

Sir John Wodehouse, sometime m.p. for Norfolk, married, as his 
second wife, the daughter of Lord Lempster. 

The dimensions of the trees, as described. 111 feet in height, and 
48 in girth, seem incredible ; but they are fully borne out by Evelyn, 
who says, 50 years before, in his Silva : " Whilst I am on this period, 
see what a 'Hlia that most learned and obliging person, Sir Thomas 
Brown, of Norwich, describes to me in a letter just now received. — * An 
extraordinary large and stately Tilia, Linden, or Lime-tree, there 
groweth at Depeham, in Norfolk, 10 miles from Norwich, whose measure 
is this : the compass, in the least part of the trunk or body, about 2 
yards from the ground, is at least 8 J yards ; about the root near the 
•earth, 16 yards ; about half a yard above that, near 12 yards in circuit; 

the height to the uppermost bough about 30 yards To 

distinguish it from others in the country, Icalled it Tilia Colosssda 
Depehamensis.' " 

The state of Queen Anne's health, after her dangerous illness at 
the close of the year 1713, having caused much alarm, she wrote, by 
the advice of her Ministers, a letter to the Lord Mayor, announcing her 
intention of opening Parliament. 


Accordingly, on the 6th March, 171f, Mrs. Gurdon reports that 
her husband's "letter to me on Thursday tells me he had ye good 
fortune to be wthin ten of ye Queen wn she made her speech, wch she 
delivered wth vivacity, k spirit, & looks hail <& healthfull, ye constant 
attenders at court say, she is much better yn she have been a great 
while, & more cheerfull yn usuall, & he tells me he have a wonderfull 
better apprehension of things, yn wn he went up & he hopes (if one 
may make a judgment of looks) yt ye Queen may live many years." 

Queen Anne died on the 1st August, 1714. 

Thomhagh Gurdon, who furnishes the information given in the 
above letters, is thus described by Mr. Hudson Gumey, who reprinted 
one of his works in 1854 : — 

'* Mr. Gurdon was an active magistrate & Receiver General of the 
County of Norfolk, in the reign of Queen Anne. He married Elizabeth, 
daughter & co-heiress of Sir William Cooke, Baronet, who represented 
KoHblk in the Convention Parliame^nt, k in the second k fourth 
Parliaments of William ui. Mr. Gurdon was greatly in the confidence 
of the Duke of Ormond, who was made Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk in 
the place of Lord Townshend in 1713, & through that connection was 
offered an Irish peerage, which he declined accepting. He died at 
Letton, in the year 1733, aged 70." 

He was the author of a History of Parliament and other works ; 
his life will be found in the Dictionary of National Biography. 

Grundishurgh Hall, Woodbridge. W. Brampton Gurdon. 

An Ancient Church Custom Revived. — The following announce- 
ment, taken from the Blofield Deanery (Norfolk) Parish Magazine is 
worth preserving. Blofield (St. Andrew); — "The Rector earnestly 
requests those who at Divine service occupy free seats in the church^ 
to observe the ancient custom of the parish, by which men sit on the 
north side and women on the south side of the nave. This excellent 
custom, so conducive to order and devotion, has been scrupulously 
observed by parishioners for more than 300 years, and it is earnestly 
hoped that strangers (and others) will conform to it." 

Why those who sit in the free seats only should be specified one 
rather fails to see ; the custom, when in operation, applied to all. 

A correspondent supplements the above notice by stating that 
warning has been given to married people, engaged couples and others, 
that the Parish Officer (Beadle, Sexton, &c.), has instructions to see 
that the rule is enforced. What, however, the punishment is to be for 
non-obedience to this dictum I know not. How far does the custom 
prevail elsewhere at this date ? 

Great Yarmouth, W. B. Gerish. 



Here^ William. {See before, Roger Cheese and William Garland.) 

Hevham^ William de, had a son, Peter clericus de Newgate. The 
latter, in 1265, purchased a house from Avegay, wife of Abraham fil 
Deulecresse (Solomon), who had acquired it from Hugo Bokke. {See 
these names, ante.) Mason (p. 652), alluding to North Walsham, says, 
"the manor, in the time of Henry iii., was held by William de 
Heveningham, by the service of a sparrow-hawk." {See Henry the 

Holt markety Rogei', Michael de. Security in 1266 for payment of 
a bond of six marks, lent by Isaac fil Joce, of Campedeu. In 1267 
Isaac quitclaims the debtor and his security in a Hebrew deed, covering 
his signature. 

Hugh le Wehstere. Witness in Hebrew Norwich deed, anno 1265. 

Hunioortkf Nichol de. Debtor of two Jewish brothers, viz. 

Jacob fil Jumin and LeofilJumin^ both of Norwich. The Hebrew 
deed recording the transactions between the debtor and his creditors 
bears no date. It mast have been drawn, however, before 1258, as, by 
that period, one of the lenders was deceased. A syndicate of Norwich 
Jews was concerned in aiding this Nichol oVer his pecuniary embarrass- 
ments ; and in the Hebrew instrument under consideration, one Jew, 
son of a martyred father, sells his share to another Jew, also sou of a 
martyred father. Their parents had been hanged or murdered. 
Incidentally we learn that the legal interest of the period was at the 
rate of twopence per pound per week. Two Latin deeds, one in 1252, 
another in 1257, reflect some further light on the business dealings 
between Nichol and these sons of Jumin, and refer distinctly to the 
indebtedness of the Norwich burgess, as shadowed forth in the Hebrew 
counterpart. Comparing the documents as a whole, we discover that 
Jumin is a record name for the Hebrew Eliab. Jacob fil Jumin in the 
Latin deeds signs in Hebrew "Jacob ben Eliab." 

Hunioorthy William de. Debtor to Isaac fil Joce de Campeden ia 
1266, 1267. Vide his security, Roger Michael de Holt market Two 
Hebrew deeds deal with William's transactions. In one of them 
reference is made incidentally to the " London Hospital " of the Jews, a 
contribution being promised by Isaac of Campeden by way of fine if he 
fail to carry out every detail of a certain bargain. This Isaac was 
evidently a bad Hebrew scholar, his few lines of Hebrew being execrably 
spelt. It is questionable, on this account, whether Holt market should 
not be underatood as old market, and William de Hunworth as William 
de Rand worth. Isaac makes Campedeu in Hebrew " Konfidon." 

Hunioorthy Prunella de, is mentioned as owing a debt of XI 2 to 
Hiam ben Perez (Vives de Gypwico) in 1251, for which he quitclaims 
her on due payment. A Richard le Pion ? is stated to be her co-debtor. 


IlJcetshalUf Walter Burui de, Gautier in the Hebrew. A Norwich 
citizen. Was indebted to Joce ftl Solomon in the sum of six marks; 
year not stated. Joce sold the debt to Abraham ben Jjudah (Abraham 
ill Ursell de Everwjc). Incidental reference is made in the Hebrew 
deed to the Jewish burial ground in London, situated in Wudestrete. 
At the dorse of the Hebrew deed at Westminster, the following words 
are found " m quod istud est starrum positum in archS oyrograph inter 
Abraham fil Ursel de Ebor et Josce fil Deulecresse prp abbate de 
Sibeton de terra Walteri Burui de Ilketeshalle." Solomon's record 
name is Deulecresse. Among the Latin deeds at Westminster is 
the original bond of the debtor, dated 1258, written by Roger the 
clerk. Roger de Hemmesby evidently. See ante. The endorsement to 
this bond is couched as follows "Carta ista testatur per Ricardum, 
Blundeville de Ilketeshal et Rohertum Carpentarium de Norwico. 
Recept per manum Rogeri clerici. in quod terra quam Johannes de 
Scoteney tenet in villa de Ilketeshale quam Walterus Burui tenuit de 
dicto abbe in eadem villa una cum una acra terrte quam uxor Ricardi 
de Elmham tenet in dote est quieta de omni debito sicut contenetur in 
starro ipsius abbatis quam habet penes se." 

John le Palmer and le Paumer. Norwich man, who figures in four 
separate Hebrew deeds. ( Vide Stephen Cokman for first of the series, 
.1258.) In second deed, 1264, he is cited as a witness. For third deed, 
also 1264, see Cecilia a la Halle, ante. In the fourth deed, 1275, which 
runs on all fours with that of 1258, seventeen years intervening, a 
change has taken place. John le Paumer is now formerly John le 
Paumer ; Mancroft Street is given in lieu of the " public " street ; to the 
south we find formerly Meir le Blund, who is consequently Meir fil 
Sampson the Levite of 1258. The property dealt with in 1257 is 
identical with that of 1258, but passes now into the hands of Miriam, 
daughter of the proprietor, and not his son Joseph, as before. 

If these four deeds be properly consulted, and further reference be 
made to Robert le Bee and Stephen Cokman, ante^ the student will be 
able to appreciate the change of proprietorship that has taken place in 
the course of half a century. And to attain this purpose it will be 
essential to consult a deed dated 1307 — 1308 found among the Norwich 
archives, from which we derive the following plan. 

Messuage formerly John the Palmer's. 

g S Messuage of Thomas de Besthorpe in St. 

'SL Peter's, Mancroft Sold to Geoffrey de Wilgeby 
and Lettice his sister. 

© s c 

Messuage of S. Rudloud. 

John le Seler. Norwich citizen ; sadler or sealmaker. Witness iji 
Hebrew deed, anno 1266. 


JwtUma de Skipdam^ aster of Wa]tnr (Gantier). Abraham de 
Er^rwje, rending in Norwich, gave her a Hebrew acquittance on her 
disehar^mg a debt of 5 maHis owing to Fiorina, d&ugfater of the said 
Abraham. A Walter Shipdam witneraed the will <^ Sir John Fastolf in 
li59. Ten jean preriooslj, 1449, he had indited a xerj long letter to 
Sir Jcdin, his patron, with regard to certain proprietary rights in county 
Kotfolk. The two Walters are possibly aini respectiTely ancestor and 

M. D. Datis. 

Inscnptions vpon grave-stonet in Old KtwUm Churchyard : 

L "In Memory Of \ Wilham Ward* ] who died 25«» Dec^ 176a 
I A^fd 78 Ytart. \ " 

XL (Double grave-stone) " In Memory of j Mart his Wife 1 who 
died Jan7. 5^ | 1785 | Aged 69. | In Memory of | John Ward j who 
died Novr. 20?» | 1765 | Aged 52. { " 

IIL (Double grave-stone) "In Memory of j Wiluam Ward ] 
who departed this Life | the 29t»» of Aug^ 1793 | Aged 46 Years. | " . . . 
" In Memory of | Mary his Wife | who departed this Life | the 4?* 
SepV^ 1805 I Aged 50 Years. 1 " . . . 

IV. (Double grave-stone) " Sacred to the Memory of | Thomas 
Ward, | LaU \ of Great Finborough \ in this County, | Obit \S^ FeW 
1834, I Aged 85 Years. I" • - • "Plkasance, t Wife | of Tho^i. Ward 

I LaU cf Great Finborovght | in this County, \ Obit 29^ March 1815 | 
Aged 61 Years. I" . . . 

V. " In Memory of | William Ward, | who died dec»« 26t» 1837, 


24™ 1835, I AGED 62 years. | — | " 

VI. " In I MEMORY OF | Mary Elsib Ward, § I who died October 
12«> 1873, I Aged 83 Years. | — i " 

VII. " In I MEMORY OF | JoHN Ward, ] Of Abbey Farm, Wickham 
Skeith I who died January 21?* 1881, | Aged 82 Years. | | " 

VIII. "/« Memory of\ Mary Ann Ward, | Daughter of Will" 
and I Lydia Ward, | who departed this Life | June 17**» 1820, | Aged 
24 Years. | " . . . 

IX. "In Memory of | William Ward, | who died may 4™ 1828, 

I aged 30 YEAPS. I — J AND OF | ThOMAB WaRD, | WHO DIED 0CT?« 20*^ 

1831 I AGED 32 YEARS. [ — ] " 

• Will. Ward of Old Newton, freeholder.-gSuffolk Poll-Book, 1727. 
t Daughter of ... . Scapey or Scapy. 

X Formerly of Brettenham, Suffolk. Their dau. Fleanance m. John Gamham of 
Karl Stonbam, and d. 26 Jan., 1825, aged 46 years. 
I Of the ** Fishpond," Haughley, Suff. 


X. " In MEMORY OP I Mary Louisa, | Daughter of \ Will^ & 
Ltdia Ward, | who died May 21^ 1866, | Aged 64 Years. | " . . . 

Ward op Haughlby, Suffolk. 

Inscriptions upon tablets on the North wall of the Nave ofUaughley Church : 

I. "Sacred | to the memory of James Ward Esq? | of this 
parish I WHO departed this life avq^ 27™ 1822, | in the 77™ year 

OF his age. I ALSO OF | MaRY HIS WIFE WHO DIED AUG?' 14™ 1837, | 
AGED 73 YEARS. | " 

II. "Sacred | to the memory op | the Rev? Edward Ward,* | 
(Clerk in holy orders, | 66 years Vicar of this parish,) | who died | 

ON the 18™ DAY OF APRIL 1868, | AGED 81 YEARS. | " 

III. "sacred I TO THE MEMORY OP | JaMES WaRD,* Esq¥» | (LATB 
1863, I AGED 74 YEARS. | " 

Charles S. Partridge. 

IsHAM AND Le Strange. — Sir Nicholas Le Strange, Bart., of 
Hunstanton, co. Norfolk, married for his second wife Elizabeth, daughter 
of Sir Justinian Isham, 2nd Bart, of Lamport, co. Northampton, by his 
wife Jane, daughter of Sir John Garrard, Bart Elizabeth and her twin 
sister Judith Isham were born at Lamport, 27 August, and bapt. there 
7 Sept. 1636. Elizabeth Isham was married at Stowlangtoft, co. 
Suffolk, on Tuesday, 14 Oct., 1662 (see the Isham Letters at Lamport) 
to Sir Nicholas Le Strange, probably from the house of her aunt. Lady 
Elizabeth Denton, who married secondly, and as his 2nd wife, Sir Paul 
Dewes of Stowlangtoft Sir Nich. Le Strange died 13 Dec, and was 
bur. at Hunstanton, 15 Dec, 1669, and on his monument, within the 
altar rails there, are his arms impaled with those of his two wives. Coke 
and Isham. According to the Hunstanton register there was only one 
child of the marriage: — "1666 Baptizata erat Jana Fil. Nicolai 
L'extrauei Baronetti Apr. 15cto et Elizabethae uxoris : Aprilis Decimo 

Judith Isham, however, the twin sister, in her will ( 59 King) 
dated 15 May, 1678, prob. 21 May, 1679, leaves X500 each "to my 
two neeces, Elizabeth and Jane Lestrauge." Judith was buried at 
Westminster, in the Abbey, 22 May, 1679. 

* Haughlcy : "a great part of the soil belongs to '* . . . ** the Rev. E. Ward and 
James Ward, Esq., of Tot Hill ; the Rev. John Ward." " The Rev. Edward Ward, 
M.A., is the present vicar." (White's Suffolk, edit, of 1844, pp. 270-271.) " The living 
is a vicarage" . . . **inthe gift of Edwaitl Ewer Hamson-Ward, Esq."— (Kelly's 
Director pcf Suffolk, edit, of 1869.) 

152 THB BAST anguan; or, 

The following is the will in abstract of Lady Elizabeth Le' Strange 
(p.c.c. 112 But) : — I, Dame Elizabeth Le Strange, of Westminster . . . 
for my body I will that it bee decently and privately buried in 
Westminster Abby, if 1 die in the Citty, as neare my deare sister Judith 
Isham tis can bee. To my sonne, Sir Nicholas Lestrange and to his 
Lady, mourning, all my goods in Sedgford Hall, and a pointed diamond 
ring. To his eldest son Hamon a silver bason. To my son-hi-law, 
Robert Tjvsh, Esq., mourning. To Jane Penny, if shee bee with me at 
the time of my death, mourning and X20. To the poor of Westminster, 
£5, I will that my daughter Jane continue to pay the £10 a yeare 
which was given io my cosen Anne Isham, the widdow, as long as shee 
lives. Rings to various friends and relations, unnamed but known to 
Executrix. The residue to my daughter, Jane Lestrange, my sole 
executrix. Dated 13 May, 1689. Witnesses, Bridget Worseley, 
Elizabeth Meux, Mary Davies. Proved in London, 26 Aug., 1689, by 
Jane Lestrange, daughter of said deceased and executrix. Lady Le 
Strange was buried in the Abbey at Westminster, 6 August, 1689. By 
her will it would almost seem that Jane were her only surviving child. 
What became of her children ? Is anything known of either of them t 
Shanyton Rectory^ Leicester. H. Ihham Longdbn, m.a. 


The fbllowing peculiar expressions and words all of which I have 
heard made use of in this neighbourhood, are I believe supplementary to 
those already given by Rev. C. R. Dnrrant (pp. 129 — 131). 

Bone — " He was wholly done.'* i.e. nonplussed. 

A goodiskfew — afair number. 

Unsensed — rendered insensible. "He unsensed him." 

7'o darh — to daub. 

A yard often used for a garden. 

A bush — a thorn. " He runned a bush into his finger." 

A rii — a wart. 

Meece — mice. 

A fi'esker — a frog. 

A dickey — a donkey. 

Gon — " He gon it me " i.e. gave it to me. 

Skupput — a shovel. 

Satice — any kind of green vegetable. 

A titty hit and a doddy mite — a very small piece. 

To tight up — "She tighted him up a bit" — She tidied him up. 

* We insert these instances of Local Dialect just as received from the writen. They 
have a value as coming from particular districts, but any further contributions 
of the kind should not only be supplementary to these recent lists, but additions to 
those given by recognized authorities, such as M(K>r, Forby, and others.— Ed. 


inconvenient — incoii venieiit. 

To be no matters — " He is no matters to-day " i.e. not at all well. 
A hodiuandod and a dodnuxn — a snail. 
Slianny — "She was so shanny" i.e. wayward, headstrong. 
Leetle—^^* a leetle drop more " — The longer the pause on the first 
syllabic, the smaller is the quantity required. 
Likes — "I shan't do it for the likes o' him." 
Mobbed — u bused . 
Lessest — least. 

Oaten — " He is gone oaten" i.e. catting oats. 

Sensible — " I could not make him sensible on it " i.e. I could not 
make him understand it. 

To bop down — to stoop down. 
Rafty — raw, cold misty. 

Saumey — soft, foolish. " He wore a sawney, he wore." 
Sliish — muddy dirty water, slop. 
To trape — " She come a traping through the slush." 
" ffe's almost a man grown." 
^^ Ue^s getting into the ariernoon, i.e. growing old. 
" How du yer fare to-day I Pritty middlin* thank 'ee." 
"Be fared so muddledy" i.e. uncomfortably hot, in a state of 

Hinder ^yonder. " Hinder he come." 
A hoppin' toad. 
To huU or to cop — to throw. 
To clamber — to climb. 
A Swift — a newt. 
tSnew — Snowed. 

" / am novo after it " — " I am now about it." 

" The Sheers " — i.e. any part of England beyond the Eastern 
C!ounties. " He is gone into the Sheers." 
A ranny — a shrew. 
Ungain — u nsatisfactory . 
Sair — sere, dry. 
Hutch — a chest 

*• To have a deal" — to drive a bargain. 
Dozzled — confused. " The bor du fare wholly dozzled." 
Gays — pictures. 

To gavel — to rake up barley into heaps ready for carting. 
Threats of corporal punishment. 

ril lam him. Til warm his jacket, 
ril give it him. I'll give him what for. 
ril give him a rare hidin*. 111 flee (flay) him. 
Cosset — " That cat is a rare cosset," i.e. like being petted. 
Dishabiily — ** I was all in my dishabilly," i.e. dirty and stripped 
for work." 


Felfut — a missel thrush. 

Hay-jack — a white-throat. 

Mavuk — a thrush. 

Dow — a dove. 

" To peek about " — to peep or peer about. 

" A crump " — a blow. " He caught him a rare crump." 

Dazed — stupified. 

BrontitU — Bronchitis. 

I once had the following cure recommended me for warts, or rit» 
as my adviser called them. 

" If yer hand be kivered o' rits, ye must jest git a hodmandod, and 
prick 't wi' a bush, and rub 't on the rits, then lay 't were no man walks, 
and as the hodmandod waste away so will the rits." 

Henley Vicarage, JpsioicL Wm. C. Pearson. 

The Manors op Tanglbham, Buttlie, and Boyton, Suffolk. — ^The 
following, clipped from a genealogical, <fec., bookseller's list, seems worthy 
of preservation in the columns of the JSast Anglian : — 

"Randulphus Agas, the Prince of Surveyors.— A beautifully drawn Map on 

Suffolk. Also a Folio us. Book, 10^ inches wide and 14 inches deep, containing 
seventy-four pages entirely of vellum, all in the handwriting of the said Raffe Affas ; 
it gives the name of every tenant, farm and field, its value and siaso, with three 
mdexes ; the same date as the map. The whole at that time was the pn»perty of 
Robert Fforthe, Esqr. Unique. 1594. £25108. This is, perhaps, the finest example 
of Agas's excellent work to be found in England." 

W. B. Gbrish. 


It is stated by Dr. Jessopp, in a paper read before the Norfolk 
and Norwich Archaeological Society in 1877, and repeated in " One 
Generatioji of a Norfolk Hou$e" that the squires of Norfolk — and most 
probably throughout the country — in order to evade the act passed in 
the early part of the reign of Elizabeth, requiring them to attend the 
Parish Church or be fined in case of disobedience, invented a somewhat 
shrewd way of getting over the difficulty. (There were Jesuits in those 
days ! ) 

"If there were no church to go to, the squire could not be 
presented by the churchwardens as a Non-conformist." 

Accordingly they commenced a systematic destruction of Churches 
in Norfolk — and elsewhere — which went on to an extent that seems 



Consequently they could not be returned as ''not keeping their 
church " and therefore could not be fined. 

The names of many of the churches in Norfolk thus ruined are 
given, but my obect in writing is to ask whether a list of churches in 
Suffolk^ known to have been ruined at this period and from this cause, 
is in existence or could be obtained by means of E. A, correspondents. 

There are several in this neighbourhood in an utterly ruinous 
condition — most of them have been fine stately edifices — but whether 
their present condition arises from the above cause J am unable at 
present to ascertain. They are : — 

Flixton near Lowestoft — Gorton near Lowestoft. — 

Kirkley near Lowestoft ; where in 1749 the rubbish was cleared away 
— the length reduced by doing away with the chancel, a new roof put on 
and the building rendered fit for service. " And thereby hangs a tale," 
which Gillingwater recites with much gtuto. Cove Hithe. — Widberswick. 
— Dunwich (several.) 

Corton and Walberswick have had Chancel and Nave respectively 
re-edified, and Cove Hithe had a small pimpy Church built out of the 
stately ruins in 1672, as appears to be recorded by the then Church- 
wardens on two quaint stone tablets as under : — 




VT « 1672 



PVT • IT - O 

VT « 1C72 

Henry the 8th, Oliver Cromwell, -and the Reformation between 
them, have the credit of all the ruin and desolation, which we observe 
in Ecclesiastical structures at the present day, and no doubt the two 
former deserve a large measure of execration, but we must not forget 
that suppression, sequestration, and destruction, had been going on all 
over England (and Scotland), even in the reign of Henry the 5th, and 
previously, and that Cardinal Wolsey's hands ("a son of the Church ! ") 
were not clean in this respect. 

It will be both interesting and instructive therefore to know how 
largely Catholics themselves were conducive to, and answerable for, this 
state of things. 


John Louth Clebience. 

East Anglian Dialect : " Lor." — ^This is a new word to me, and 
means lazy. " That boss du fare right loy t'day." It is given to me 
by a flalesworth gentlemen, who heard it used quite recently. 

W. B. Gerish. 




A.D. 1444—1620. 

Tabula testamentorum probat ab Anno Dni 1458 U8q3 ad Annum 1477. 
[N.B. 1464 omitted or lost. J 

Richard i 

of TcBtator, 















Noptide {sic) 
















































North cove 




























































The Long Souse, Safron Walden. 

(To be continued.) 

of Tegtator. 













Halis worth 


Noplide (sic) 




















































































































Gowin (sic) 






W. E. LaYTON, P.B.A. 


John Spelman, m.p. fob Castle Risinq 1645-48 and 1660. — Thia 
ILP., concerning whose identity I have before enquired, was, there is now 
little doubt, John Spelmau of Narborough, under which description he 
was nominated one of the 49 Commissioners for Norfolk in the '* Act 
Ibr the punishment of Scandalous Clergymen and others," presented to 


the King in March 1642. Will some reader of the East Anglian kindly 
furnish me with a few genealogical particulars respecting him ? He 
was, 1 believe, the son of Sir Clement Spelman of Narborough, who was 
living at the Visitation of Norfolk in 1613. 

W. D. Pink. 

Everlasting Flowers as a Bridal Gift. — Can any one tell me if 
they have heard of an old custom (still observed in this remote village) ? 
It is that of giving a bunch of white everlasting flowers to a bride 
elect, who must give them to her husband on the wedding day. 

Last year these flowers were given to a girl here and her father 
showed her a bunch of everlasting flowers that were given to him 
by her mother, 29 years before. A woman in the parish tells me that 
this old custom comes from the time of the tournaments, and is a sign 
of everlasting love. 

The bunch of flowers should be given by a matron who has been 
happily married. 

I find this old custom is fast dying out, and it will be interesting 
to me to hear if it is kept up elsewhere. 

Heptvorth Rectory^ Diss, Norfolh L. A, F. 


Bbbtstbr and Lumper (pp. 124, 143). — The first of these is a 
person who " beets " {Le. makes up) nets in the " Beeting Chamber," 
BO well known in our Fish Houses. 

Lumper, Is the local term for a person working on the quay by 
the job. 

I mention this to correct the idea of Mr. Gerish that these 
operations are either connected with " Beet roots " or " Dredger." 
Great Yarmouth. F. Danby Palmer. 

Ward op Ipswich, &c. (p. 127). — Perhaps the following notes may 
be of use. 

Altar-tomb and head-stones in Layham churchyard, Suff. : I. (Altar- 
tomb) Tho. Ward, gent., late of Ipswichy died 14 Aug., 1838, aged 75 ; 
Mary, his wife, died 3 Dec, 1852, aged 85. 11. Mary, wife of Tho. 
Ward, died 22 Dec, 1771, aged 40. III. Elizabeth, da. of Tho. and 
Mary Ward, died 16 Jan., 1781, aged 24. IV. Tho. Ward, gent, died 
23 July, 1789, aged 59. V. Susan, wife of Tho. Ward, died 7 Ap., 
1784, aged 76 ; Tho. Ward, late of Hadleigh, died 7 Ap., 1770, aged 70. 

Capt. Tho. Ward of Ipswich, Mr. William Ward of Haughley, Mr, 
Samuel Ward of Needham, and Mr. John Ward of Ipswich, were 
fiubscribers to Kirby's Suff, Traveller y second edit. (1764), 

A part of the parish of Old Newton, near Stowmarket, is still 
called "Ward Green." A family of yeomen of this name formerly 


lived in that j)arish. There are numerous head-stones to their memory 
in the churchyard. (See pp. 150-1.) Their descendants removed to 
Elmstead in Essex. 

C. S. P. 

Legal and other Documents going astray (pp. 64-126.) — 

I have before me now the particulars of two dozen or more original 

Oourt Rolls, &c., which may be even now waiting for purchasers, as 

owners apparently they have none. These documents refer to ten 

different counties — Cornwall, Dorset, Hereford, Lincoln, Middlesex, 

Northants, Oxford, Someraet, Suffolk, and Sussex, and range from as 

•early as 1332 to as late as 1796. The only one relating to East Anglia 

is the following : — 

" (yOUBT Rolls. The original Rolls of the Manor of Finsborowe-Cum-Gantelawe 
and Adders-Hall in the County of Suffolk, nicelv written on four skins of parchment, 
13A inches wide and 33 inches long, 1665 to 1682 inclusive, the whole in perfect state 
for 30/" 

I agree with Mr. Gerish that it is a thousand pities such documents 
should get into private hands, and would suggest that the British 
Museum or the local county Archaeological Societies should purchase 
and preserve them whenever and wherever they are found to be straying 
about, and so render them accessible to the topographer and genealogist. 

It would appear from a list which I have, that not only Original 
Court Rolls, Pipe Rolls, and Rolls of the Receiver General for House 
Taxes, but Books of Reference to Parish Plans also go astray. 

John Louth Clbmencb. 

ViLLAOB Customs (Vol. v. p. 126). — I know of no instance in this 
neighbourhood where the bell is rung at 8 a.m. on Sundays without a 
service being held ; but a correspondent informs me that a bell is rung 
every morning at 8 a.m. at Huntingdon (the Curfew being also rung at 
8 p.m.) Probably this is, as H. A. W. assumes, a relic of pre-Reformation 
times, but here at any rate Mass would be said every morning — not 
Sunday alone. 

It is very usual for the men-folk to congregate in the churchyard 
or at the church-gates before service, where they discuss the harvest, 
farming prospects and what not. Meanwhile the women-folk have 
taken their places in church, and just as the organ ceases, the men come 
trooping in. The same division of sexes takes place after the service, 
but not to so noticeable an extent. 

The only significance I can see in this custom dates back to the 

time when the sexes were separated in church (see my note on " An 

ancient church custom revived,") but this is a point about which I do 

not feel at all certain. 

Great Yarmouth. W. B. Gbribh. 

«%The early morning "Notice" bell is (or was) customary at several of the 
Norwich Churches. {Vide E, -4., N.s., Vol. n., pp. 889-90.)— Ed. 



SoMK Matrrials vob tub Hibtoky of Whekstead. By the (late) Rev. F; 
Barham Zincke, Vicar. Second Edititm. Greatly Enlarged. London : Simpkin^ 
Marvball, & Co. Iiwwich : Read and Ban^tt (pp. 1, xir. , 410), 18U3.— We regret to say 
that since a copy of this desirable book was received, its esteemed Author has been 
removed from our midst, after a lesidence of fifty-two well sfient years in Wherstead 
as Curate and Vicar. He leaves behind^ him in this Volume, already well known in 
its first edition, and in its original form in successive issues of the Suffolk Ckronide^ 
a fitting memorial. It is really surprising how much may be learnt from its pages, 
and this quite apart from its local value. After ransacking a well-funii^hed library, 
we have found liere wliat could not be found elsewhere. In part I. the chapters on 
** Local Superstitions" are {Mirticularly interesting, while those on the " East Anglian 
Dialect '* form an important contribution U) the subject of local speech. Part ii. in a 
most exhaustive treatment of " Wherstead in Domesday," and a most valuable study 
it is. We regret we have no space for extracts, but we may particularize chapters 
vii.-x. on " Money then and now," and **The Manorial System," as specially usefol 
and important. We should be sorry to be without thi^ ideal history of a small parish, 
the value of which is greatly enhanced by some admirable illustrations. 

County Folk I^ke. Printed Extracts. No. 2. Suffolk. Collected and 
edited by Ladv Eveline Camilla Gurdon. London : Published fo** the Folk-Lore 
Sfxrioty, by D. Nutt, Strand (pp. xv. 202). The Folk Lore Society is issuing a series 
of printed extracts relating to the several counties ; Suffolk forming the second and 
latest volume has been entrusted to Lady Camilla Gurdon, who takes a deep interest 
in this and kindred subjects. The collection, which is classified under twenty chapters 
treating distinct subjects, ranging from *' Agricultural" to " Witchcraft," is marked 
by singular industry and good judgtnent. Of course, most ** Folk Lore" is the 
outcome of gross ignorance and superatition, and is only sustained by the exercise of 
like credulity. But we scarcely know what to say of a present-day Suffolk Clei*gymao, 
who, having burnt his hand, went in all simplicity to a parishioner whf) * inherited* 
the gift of '* blessing ! bums" from her Mother, to have it blessed, at the same time 
allowing the bum to be anointed with the Woman's saliva, while she pronounced 
certain wjbrds known only to herself. We are seriously told that 'Hhe pain was 
relieved for about an hour after which it returned." ! ! Truly the age of wonders has 
not yet run its course ! It is curious to find how some actn, now regarded as unlucky, 
are at other times associated with good fortune, c.y., bringing a spray of hawthorn 
blossom into a house. Some say, and it is the general idea, that it is unlucky, but & 
servant, who can, and will do it, on May day morning, is rewarded with a dish of 
cream. Notwithstanding Lady Camilla's assiduitv, we fancy that considerable 
additions might yet be made to this collection. Much Folk-Lore passes in one form or 
another into the columns of newspaiiers; such extracts are to be found only with 
private individuals, who gather dptails of this character. Many of Lady Camilla's 
questions admit, we think, of satisfactory^ solutions, eg., *' three blue beams in a blue 
bladder," &c., &c., is not so much a * simile' as belonging to the ** Peter Piixsr picked 
a peck," &c., category. Mr. Clodd contributes an introduction of considerable 

loKWOBTH SCBVKT BoOK, A.D. 16(55. Privatelv printed, 1893.— In the« preface of 
the '* Survey Boocke," dated from Ick worth, 1893, and signed J. H., we nave some 
interesting particulam relating to the then owner of the Ickworth estate^ohn Hervey 
(b. 1616, d. 1679), " a courtier with a conscience," and his connections. Filling a place 
at court meant desertion of Ickworth, consequently the hall paased into a state of 
dilapidation, and family feuds brought further desolation. A orief summary of the 
history of the well-known Ickworth estate follows, showinff how great a change has 
l)assed over the place since the time of the Survey, then a Targe farming community, 
uow one expansive park. A couple of ceu tunes ago it was customary to lavish 
considerable pains in the preparation of the survey of an important estate (ride note on 
'* Certain Suffolk Manors," p. 154), but few we imagine would bear comparisou with 
the beautiful Ma. Survey made by Thomas Coveli {temp, Chas. ii.), of which this 
re-()roduction now printed by permission of the Marquis of Bristol is an exact copy. 
Written in Gothic letter throughout^ embellished in gold and colours, and suitably 
bound, it forms as charming a specimen of the typographer's art as can well be 
imagined, and is probably unique of its kind. Some additional documents are 



I have been favoured bj Mr. A. M. Talbot, late of Trinity Hall, 
Cambridge, with the sight of two volumes of etchings, made about the 
year 1793 by his grandfather, the Rev. Thos. Sugden Talbot, and am 
sure that those interested in the £ast Anglian brasses will be as 
interested as I was to learn that they contain records of no less than 
33 brasses now lost, or at all events not included in the Rev. E. Farrer's 
List of Norfolk Brasses, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11, and 13, contain 
beautifully executed fac-similes of figures and effigies now lost, and I 
would suggest to the committee of the Norfolk and Norwich Archseological 
Society that they should get the consent of the Talbot family to 
reproduce these on a scale to correspond with that of Cotman. 

Frognal House, ffampstead, K W, Walter Ryb. 

St. Andrew, Norwich^ made in 1793. 

1. John Clark, 1521 (Farrer has 1527). This has the effigy now lost 

and the two shields of merchants and virgin's head. 

«S^ Peter, Mancroft. 

2. Mary that late was Wm Bussie's bride 
Heer sleepeth by her father Hudsonn's side 
Who eighteene yeares in sacred wedlock spent 
Then with one childe unto the Saints she went 
She is not dead who fixt her steaddy hart 
With faithfull Mairye on the better part 

c. 1600. 
Withe effigy stated by Farrer to be stolen in 1857. He refers to 
it (p. 112) as being in St. Peter, Mancroft. 

St, Stephen^s, Norvoich, 

3. Brass not noted by Farrer, though mentioned in Blomefield,* of a 

male in a winding sheet. 

Ut pateat turbe quis qualiter hie sit humatus 

En fuera natus, simul hao ibutus in urbe. 

Postea progressus studio curisq' gravatus 

Demu curatuB his pausando quali tellus (Bl : has fessus) 

Ricardus primoq' Porynglond post vocitatus 

Uujus sub limo terre jaceo tumulatus 

Hie nequit esse status aliam trio ducax ad idem 

In coelis sedem michi ihu des miseratus amen. 

* It is ouriouB Farrer does not mention the brasseB, which are known to have once 
existed, in bis valuable work. 



St, Stephen's^ Norwich, 
4. Two eflSgies. Not in Cotman. 

Orate pro aia Ricardi Brasyer senioris Norwici olim Aldermanni 
et majoris ac etiara Hichard Brasyer filii ejus predicte civitat* 
quonda Aldennanni et majoris qui ab hac luce migravit v© die 
mesis SeptSbris a® dni mocccc*>xiij<* quibz reguis in celestibz 
gloria sempiterna donet des ame. 
6. (New to Farrer). Male figure. 

Hie jacet Johannes Danyell quoda maior Norwici qui obiit .... 
die Septebris a** dni m"cccc<>xviij cuj aie ppciet de« 

6. Inscription lost, Farrer. 

Orate p aiabz Thome Bokenbam et Marie conjugis ejuz qui quid^ 
Thomas obiit xijo die mens" August anno dni m<>cccolx° quorm 
aiabz propiciet deus ame. 

7. New. Of your charyte that here for by gone 

Pray for y« sowle of Syr Wyllm Swetman. 

8. New (no church). Male figure. 

Hie jacet Galfridus Qwynby caJ9 aie ppicietur de" amen, 
(out of label) Michi Jesu requies sis post hujus vite labores. 

St, Smthin. 

9. Inscription gone, Farrer. 

Orate p aiabz Johis Horslie nup civis f aldermanni Norwici et 

Agnetis u£is ei qui qdem Johes obiit in festo a® dni 

m°cccclxxxxv<> quo*^ aiabz ppiciet' deus. 

St, Swithin, 

10. New to Farrer. 

Ye shall of yower charite praye for the sowle of Robt Barker lat 
citzen and alderma of Norwiche the which died the xxx daye 
of May in the yere of owre lord god m^v® and xvj. 

St, Lawrence, Norwich, 

11. Ecclesiastical brass, marginal inscription mutilated (Farrer). 

Given whole here. 
Orate pro anima Galfridi Langeley quondam Prions istius loci 
qui obiit xxviij die mensis decembris anno dni mcccxxxvij^. 

St. Latorence, Norwich, 

12. Skeleton brass, inscription gone (Farrer). 

Hie jacet Thomas Childes quoda clericus istius ecclie qui obiit 
decimo septimo die mensis julii b9 dni m°cccc°lij® cujus aie 
ppicietur de» ame. 

13. No church. Not in Cotman. Effigies of man and woman. 

Here leyethe John Tern & Cecilie his wyfe the whiche John 
depertid the xix** daye of September in the yer of our Lord 
God xvcxxlviij on whose soules Jesu have mcy. (The '* fifteen 
hundred " here is very curious.) 


St Johity Maddermarket 
14. EfiBgies of John Marsham and Eliz. Farrer has "groups of sons 
and daughters and inscriptions lost." Perfect here. Blomefield. 

St John, Maddermarket. 
16. Nich. Sotherton has coat of arms not mentioned by Farrer. 

Quarterly, 1 and 4 a fess in chief 2 crescents, 2 and 3 a lion ramp. 

North Wahham, 

16. New. Orate p aia Angnet Rychema nup uxis Johis Rychemft 

cuJ9 aie ppiciet de«. 

17. New. Orate p aia Roberti Bradfeld cuJ9 aie propicietur deus amen. 


18. New. Orate p aie Thome Frauke dedit ad fabricacsem isti> ecclie 

xl marcas cuj^ aie ppicieP de". 

19. New. Orate p aia Rici Smith et Alicie uxis ej* q. Richards obiit 

V die Novgbr a° dni mccccl*^ et Alicia obiit xiiij*^ die 
Januarij a® dni mocccclxxxxviij quor°* aiab* ppiciet de.. 

20. New. Orate p aia Nichi Narke nup vicarii de Baburgh qui 

obiit ao dni mcccclxxxvj. 


21. Farrer has " inscription lost." 

Credo videre bona dni In terra viventium muda me dne. 
ArtM a chev. between 3 griffins (?) heads erased. 


22. New. Half figure. 

Hie jacet Willmus filius Rogeri 
Rante cuj" anime ppiciet de* ame. 

23. New. Orate p aia Benedicte Botte cuj* die ppiciet des amen. 

24. New. Orate p aiabz Eaterine Glaven Johis Glaven Thome 

Wylkyns nup civis et aldermani Norwici et Johis Dey q<>onda 
uxor* Buo'^ que quide Eatina obiit scndo die Februarij anno 
dni m®cccc®vo quox aiab* ppiciet de* ame. 

25. New. Orate p aia Johis Bott V Benedice uxis ej* qui obiit xx^vj^ 

die decbr* a® dni m^cccclxxxxix qo aiab* ppt de". 

26. New. Orate p aia Willia Penyston cuj* aie ppiciet de* amen. 

27. New. Orate o aia Isabella nu^ uxis Waited Hawe ante uxis 

Johis Ferror alias dni Johis Chapman cuj* aie ppt d*. 

28. New. Orate p aia Johis Deye worsted vicarii qui obiit xxixo die 

Martiia^^dni milliocccclxxxxvijocujus anime ppicietur deus amen. 

29. New. Of your charyte praye for the soul of Thomas Hemsby 

and Alys hys wyfe the wyche Thomas depted the xxv day of 
August y* yere of our Loxd m^^v^xlix on whose soul Jesu have 



30. New. Orate p aia Margerie Keson. 


31. New. Orate p aia do^ Willi Ivy canonici cuj^ aie ppiciet de« ame. 

32. New. " Inscription, Ac, all lost." (Farrer.) 

Here lyth Henr Gray the soue of Syre Thm Gray of Heton and 
Jone hys wyfe that was systyr to the Duke of Norff y* deyid 
at Venys and Emme the wyfe of ye forseyde Henry Gray 
dowtor of Willm Aplyerde of the sayde Countie of Norfolk 
esqyer on woys sowlis God have mercy. 


33. Inscription to Jane Knyvett. Farrer has the last line "defaced.'' 

It runs "... on hose soule God graunt of hys abondant mercie.** 


No. XII. 


Theophilus Dillingham, in a letter addressed to his brother- in-law^ 
Thomhagh Gurdon of Letton, on the 9th Nov., 1738, gives an amusing 
account of a journey from Norfolk to London. 

This comes to acquaint you with our good journey & safe arrival 
in Town on Saturday night : ye next morning we were saluted with ye 
Town Guns, & other Demonstrations of Joy. Our Fellow traveller 
whome you saw in ye Coach invelop'd in Hoods & Drapery, when we 
came to our Inn, turned out a fine Lady in a genteel Riding-Habit & a 
smart Bob; she was taken from us at Bourn Bridge by ye Widow 
Munnings who came thither in a Chariot to meet her, when we leam't 
yt her name was Miss Mouser, & she came from Ditchington a little 
beyond Norwich. Our landlady at Thetford reed, us very graciously, & 
inquired much after Mr. Thornhagh's worship, <k Maddm. Thomhagh'a 
worship ; she introduced herself with two large Candels for us to dine by 
(for it was dark) after wch we proceeded fair and softly (Dim Lanterns 
emulating Cynthia's Ray) till we came to Barton Mills, wch we did not 
reach till past ten, but that was a warning to make better use of our 
time ye next day ; however we were but 4 in number & all disposed to 
be as agreeable to one another as we could, I can't but say it was ye 
pleasantest journey I ever had in a Stage Coach. I saw my Father 


yesterday, He inquired much after you, k thinks himself very happy in 
having my sister so well disposed off. My Landlady has taken so much 
pains to air my Lodgings against I came to Town yt I doubt she will 
take it ill if I dont spend another week with her, so I believe I shall 
hardly see Hampton till Saturday 7 night. My Father is about a house in 
Ormond Street, wch if they agree for (as it seems probable they will) we 
shall move Bag & Baggage abt ye middle of next mouth. But having 
troubled you enough with impertinence, I shall detain you no longer 
than to return you my hearty thanks for ye kind Reception cb friendly 
Entertainment I met with while a Sojourner with you, wch added to ye 
agreeableness of ye Place will make me always think of Letton with 
pleasure, but more particularly so, as it has given me an opportunity of 
subscribing my self, Sr, your 

affect : Brother k most oblidg'd Humb : Servt 
T. Dillingham. 

My love to yr Rib : <k respects to ye young Lady with you, whether 
it be Jane, Eliz : or Letitia.'' 

The last named ladies werje Mr. Gurdon's three sisters; Letitia 
married the Rev. Nathaniel Saltier ; the other two did not marry, but 
returned to Litton to keep house for their brother after his wife's death 
in 1754; they left some beautiful specimens of embroidery as a testimony 
to posterity of their industry. 

Mr. Dillingham wrote two very entertaining letters to his brother- 
in law, after his arrival at Hampton, telling him all the gossip <fe scandal 
of the day, without sparing any details. There is a certain '^ Lady 
Fred — k," who has " a lodging upon ye green, from whence she watches 
Sr John's motions, k takes all opportuuitys of putting herself in his 
way, k has made several attempts to get into ye House, insomuch yt ye 
poor Knight dares not shew his head without sending his Scouts before." 
The Dillingham family have had trouble with their servants : "We have 
had considerable alterations in our lower house, Richard k Martha have 
made a match k keep a Chandler's Shop in London ; Harry is run away, 
k your Coachman is made Groom in order to step into Charles's place 
upon ye first misdemeanor." 

Another letter is full of jokes : " there is an act of Pari : passing, 
which gives great encouragement to us Bachellors, I think to take ye 
benefit of it in order to qualifie my self with all convenient speed." 
But in the following page the writer throws doubts upon the advantages 
of a lasting union : *' Durante bene placito is surely a more eligable 
condition than for better for worse, k were it not for you old fashion'd 
Country Esqrs. that think you must marry because your Grandfathers 
did, I believe we should vote it out of doors very soon." He concludes by 
threatening another visit to Letton : "I have had ye Philistines upon me, 
they would not be put off as they used to be with a dish of tea, no truly 
not they, they'd play at Cards & stay ye Evening, k so they did. Such 


another bout would break ye Mr of the Rolls. Ye old Folk were very 
warm about a month ago upon making you a visit this Summer, & a 
pair of Horses were to have been bought forthwith, but now they are 
grown cool upon it, imagining it may fall out at an unseasonable time, 
80 talk of puting it off till another year. However my Father talks of 
taking a Ride your way, & if so you will be troubled with your Humble 
Servt as an Appendix." 

The same letter contained an allusion to the Convention concluded 
with Spain by Sir Robert Walpole for the settlement of the Guarda Costa 
question, which was very unpopular, and was never actually brought into 
force, war being declared at the end of the year 1839, resulting in the 
capture of Portobello by Admiral Vernon, and the eventual annexation 
of Jamaica. " For my part," says Dillingham, " I have heard so much 
of it both at home <k abroad yt I am sick of ye name & think my self 
very happy in being member of a society where we make it ye forfeiture 
of a Bottle to any one who mentions it." 

The letter is subscribed, " Thine in all Brotherly love & sincerity. 
T. D." 

On the 2l8t April, 1741, just before the general election which led 
to Walpole's resignation in the following year, Dillingham writes to hia 
brother-in-law with reference to the electon for the County of Norfolk, 
for which Armine Wodehouse and Edward Coke were returned. 

" I suppose you will be very busy next month about your Elections, 
for tho you have no opposition, you must have a little good eating & 
drinking ; tis said ye Pari : will he prorogued next Monday, & dissolved 
ye day following by Proclamation." 

The writer then gives a comic account of a newly invented machine^ 
a coach without horses : 

" I propose when we get into ye Country to set up my Coach, for 
we have a Machine here which much engages ye attention of ye curious, 
yt goes without Horses ; ye hind wheels are abt 9 foot high with a large 
Barrel betwixt them yt turns upon its axis, as big for ought I know as 
ye Trojan Horse, & as some think fumis'd in ye same manner, not being 
able otherwise to account for its motions ; 'tis guided by a person who 
sits upon ye Box, & turns it about by locking ye fore wheels as you do 
a Coach, & stops it or sets it going by ye touch of a spring, it i-uns 
round Grosvenor Square with prodigious swiftness, & will go over stones 
or logs of wood yt lie in its way. As I may probably come & see you 
in one of them this summer, would have you prepare your self <k Family, 
particularly honest Frank not to be too much surprised when you see me 
whisking round your Court yard." 

Grundisbur^h Hall^ Woodbridye. W. Brampton Gurdon. 



Kertling, Robert de. Is alluded to in Close Roll, 1233. The date 
will afford us a clue to the period when an important business transaction 
took place between this individual and a syndicate of English Jews, of 
whom Samuel, son of the Honorable Isa&c of Norwich was the principal. 
The document embodying the particulars of this bargain is still among 
the archives of the Public Record Ofl&ce ; and has been photo-zincographed 
upside down among the fac-similes of national Msa. published by the 
Commission. I examined the original with great care, compared it with 
the copy printed, and gave it in extenso with a translation in my 
Shetaroth (deeds), p. 214. 

Kirkeby, Vincent de* Norwich citizen. Appears first as a witness 
only in a Hebrew deed, anno 1266. In a second Hebrew document, 
undated, he and his wife Lavinia purchase certain rents issuing from 
three shops held by Jacques Nade, William de Southam, and John de 
Caux and Maggie his wife. All the names herewith mentioned are found 
in Hebrew characters. The property was situated in St Peter's parish, 
Man croft, and appertained to Belaset, daughter of Eleazar, whose record 
name was Suetecota filia Diaia. He, in his turn, was Eleazar ben 
Solomon, and in the Records, Diaia fil Deulecresse. Belaset's transaction 
is attested by four Norwich Jews, whose autographs still exist at 
Westminster. The date is circa 1280. {See John de Caux, ante,) 

Passing now to Latin documents, we meet with Vincent de Kirkeby 
as witnessing the deed alluded to ante^ sub voce William le Draper. In 
the Tower Miscellaneous Rolls, No. 144, 5th Edward 1st, we have a 
resum^ of the houses of Jews sold on account of the felony of their 
proprietors ; and in the list are Vincent de Kirkeby and Lavinia his wife, 
as tenants of seven shops, and successors of rents to the amount of 8/8, 
all of which were derived from Abraham fil Deulecresse "qui, pro 
blasphemia et aliis transgressionibus quas fecit detractus fuit et 
combustus." Abraham's real crime consisted in his riches ; so Abraham 
Dives ended his existence a martyr, but cited as a felon in the national 
records. The entire value of the property is set down as £6 12s. Od. 
The Miscellaneous Chancery Roll it likewise gives the same escheats 
with fuller particulars; and in the present instance includes also the 
properties of John de Possewyk and William de Shoteham. In Pipe 
Roll, 1280, Vincent de Kirkeby renders account for £100 messuage, and 
seven shops, viii solidat et viii denari of annual rents which were 
formerly Abraham Deulecresse's, the Jew, who was burnt and quartered. 
The property thus conveyed, formed what was known as Abraham's Hall 
or Abraham's messuage, full particulars of which will be read in the 
pages of Blomefield, more especially on page 617, where some errors 
have crept in. 



Among the Norwich archives we meet with a Latin charter, dated 
July 7th, 1289, which will furnish the plan accompanying : — 

King's Market ; St. Peter's, Mancroft. 

5 " . 


Piece of land with houses built thereon ; 60 feet 
long, 1 4 feet broad ; with ingress and egress to a 
drain (closed) of the vendors. 

Vincent de Kirkeby and Lucia (Lavinia?) his 
wife to Peter Joly, poulterer, and Agnes his wife. 

O £3 ^ 

Tenements of Vincent de Kirkeby. 

In 1294, and again in 1298, we come across the appended, drawn 
from Norwich deeds deposited in the Guildhall. 

St. Stephen's, at the Horse Market. Land of Vincent de Kirkeby. 

3 fi« s 2 ! 


Messuage of John de Bothe son of Agnes le 
Clerk, and Margaret his wife ; conveyed by sale 
to Roger de Tudenham, citizen of Norwich. 

The King's Highway. 

Turn we now to Blomfield (Vol. iv., p. 174), and we shall note that 
Catherine de Kirkeby in 1331 possessed some tenements in the Horse 
Market. In his History of Norwich (p. 617), he says, "In 1331, 
Edward m. granted licence in mortmain to Catherine de Kirkeby to 
settle Abraham's Hall on the College of St. Mary in the fields ; and in 
January 1333, it was so settled by the name of her tenement in the 
Horse Market, called Abraham's Hall. It opens south on the Horse 
Market, and north on the Hay Market." 

Knifesmtth, Roger le, Norwich. Witness only in Hebrew deed, 
1264; is set down as Rouher Zenefsmit. 

Knifesmith, William le, Norwich. Figures in a Hebrew contract, 
anno 1 266, dealing with property stated to be in Saddlegate Street, in 
the parish of St. Peter's. The witnesses are Abraham fil Deulecresse, 
and Jacob fil Jumin, both of whom have been mentioned before. Plan 
as follows : — 

House of William the Knifesmith. 


Stephen le Jouvene the Arblaster purchases this 
land from Samuel, son of the Hon. Isaac of Nor- 
wich, and his nephew Abraham, son of the Hon. 
Moses of Norwich. 

20 feet in breadth and length ; contiguous to 
he " fosse of our Lord the King." 

Public Highway leading to the Baile. 



Lanffley, Abbe de or Ivo de. Ts mentioned in Hebrew deed, year 1 266. 

Martin^ John. Norwich citizen ; see Raoul de Banningham, ante. 
He occurs in a Hebrew deed, undated, from which we obtain the following 
plan : — 

Land formerly of John de Wymondham. 


Land and houses in parish of St. John, Madder- 
market. Sold by Samuel, son of Isaac of Nor- 
wich, to John Martin. Half a mark as gersuma, 
and one penny per annum at Noel (Christmas). 


cc _ 

Land of John Martin. 

Isaac of Warwick signs as Isaac ben Abraham, and Jacob fil Jumin 
signs Jacob ben Eliab. According to Latin Westminster Abbey deeds, 
John Martin acted as cyrographer both in 1246 and 1252. John 
Martin possessed property elsewhere in Norwich city, as is herewith 
apparent from the corporation archives. 

Land of John Martin. 


Shop granted by John Martin and Matilda 
his wife to Roger le linendraper, anno 46th 
Henry III. ; 1262. 

Public Highway. 

M. D. Davis. 

SUFFOLK. SUBSIDY ROLL ^%\ 1 Edward hi. (1327.) 


Villata de Todenkam. 
De Edmundo de Hemegrave 

„ Petronella de Benstede 

„ Johanne Faleys 

„ Johanne Necketon 

„ Waltero Grace 

„ Waltero Hose 

„ Johanne Prat 

„ Johanne Baroun 

„ Johanne de Wrotham ... 

„ Ricardo de Wynneferthing 

„ Willielmo West 

„ Johanne Aleyn 

„ Adamo Lenote 

„ Thoma Fabro 


d. ob. 






















De Henrico Dousing 

„ Johanne Contenance 

„ Thome le Clerk 

„ Thoma Prat 

„ Willielmo le Rede 

„ Rogero le F'renche 

„ Willielmo Hose 

„ Roberto Danwe 

„ Willielmo filio Waltere 

,, Johanne le Rede 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

Villaia de Cavtnham, 
De Ricardo Trone 
Galfrido Capellano 
Gilberto Rjkedom 
Johanne Sybrich 
Ricardo Monnfort 
Ricardo Dikeman 
Edmundo Damant 
Willielmo le Vacher 
Alexandre Wysman 
Roberto Smallthorn 
Willielmo le Melnere 
Alexando le FuUere 
Willielmo Wynyeve 
Agneta Miuiory 
Levena Andrea 
Willielmo Gadercold 
Matilda Ostrich 
Waltero Cosyn 
Willielm le Frenche 
Isabella le Fullere 
Thoma Cristen Thoma fil Thome ... 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

Villain de. Heyham, 
De Thoma Passelewe 
„ Roberto Evithering 
„ Johanne Aleyn 
„ Roberto Phellipe 
„ Waited Proudfot 

«. d. ob. qu, 




2 6 






61 5 

2 8 

3 11 

8 . 

2 9 

2 8 

2 1 




2 1 




3 8 



2 3 


2 8 



43 6 





De Roberto Hovedene 

„ Alano le Messer 

„ Sarra Fish 

„ Rogero Crowe 

„ Walter le Fader 

„ Ricardo de Gajsle 

„ Rogero Robbe 

„ Willielmo Treghaunibe 

„ Roberto le Glewm an 

„ Adamo le Bercher 

„ ThoQia filio Thome 

„ Thoma Crystene 

Summa totius yicesime istius Villate 

Sum ma totalis vicesime istius Hundridi 


d. ob. 















56 4 6 


(From the Hundred of Thingoe in the same Roll.) 
Villata de HaUtede. 

Stephano de Cobham ... ... ... 7 

Cecilia Tal mache ... ... ... 6 

Johanne filio Willielmi .. ... 5 

Willielmo le Harpotir ... ... ... 3 

Simoiie de Hildercle ... ... ... 3 

Adam de Eldhalle .. ... ... 4 

Robert Beneyt ... ... ... 2 

Johaune de Stanton ... ... .. 2 

Nicholao de Dresford ... ... ... 18 

Nicholao Chamberlayn ... ... ... 12 

Roberto Bernard ... ... ... 12 

Galfrido Carpentar ... ... ... 12 

Johanne le Mayster ... ... ... 6 

Nicholao Morich ... ... ... 9 

Adamo Carpentar ... ... ... 6 

Adamo Cod ... ... ... 6 

Johanne Rajsonn ... ... ... 6 

Johanne Beleseyn ... ... ... 6 

Johanne Cobbe ... ... ... 6 

Ricardo de Dal ham ... ... ... 6 

Beuedicto Clerico ... ... ... 12 

Roberto Aldred ... ... ... 12 

Summa totius vicesime istius Villate 

42 9 



No. V. 

MEMORANDUM deliverid to my Lord Cardinallis Grace hy me Robart 
Amadas as aperethe by a Bill of Parcells ainyd withe thande of 
Maittar Doctar Stevens, wheche was for the fumy thing of Sant 


Item oone peyre of great gilte Candilsteks costid withe vrethin 
Shanks and a chasid Enoppe in the myddes poiss. ccxij oz. iij qrt. the oz. 
iiij«. xc?. — Sum lij7. xij«. vrf. 

•Item deliveryd oone Sensar gilte withe Cheynes of silvar garnyshyd 
withe the Apostills Sent Andrew and Sent Fetar and Sent PavX poiss. 
cxiiij oz. the oz. iiij«. xrf. — xxviij/. x. viijrf. 

Item deliveryd oone odar Sensour gilte withe Cheynis silvar 
garnyshid withe Apostills poiss. cxij oz. the oz. iiij«. x<f. in money. — 
xxvij/. xvjc?. 

Item deliveryd oone Challes gilte the foote vj square with a 
Crucifixe with Mary and John inamylid in the foote and a patten gilte, 
with Almighty GOl) sitting upon the Reyne bo we poiss. xxxvj oz. d. the 
oz. iiij» xrf. — viijV. xvj«. vrf. 

Item twoo Cruetts gilte markyd with a and^ poiss. xiiij oz. the oz. 
iiij». xd in money. — iij/. vij». viijc?. 

Item oone Shippe gilte ^ith a Sponne in the same poiss. xiij oz. 
iij qrt. the oz. iiij«. xrf. in money. — iij/. vj«. vc£. ob. 

Itm deliveryd in the preyseuts of Maistar Doctar Stevyn and Bobt 
Coufpar Goldsmethe at Moore a Fixe, for the Sacrement of silvar and 
gilte poiss. xxiij oz. the oz. vs. — v/. xv«. 

Sum. of these Parcells deliverid by 

me Robert Amadas amountethe to cxxviij/. ix«. xj</. ob. 

ITEM deliveryd to my said Lordis Grace by thandis of Mr Doctor Stevyns 
as aperethe by the said Bill in PLATE parcell gilte that is to saye : 

Oone peyre of Basons parcell gilte chasid with Lordes Armes in the 

bottoms poiss. iiij xix oz. iij qrt. the oz. iiij«. viijc?. — xviij/. vs. ixrf. 

Item oone Sensour parcell gilte withe Wiudowes gilte and thoppar 
BooUs poiss. Ixxvij oz. the oz. iiij». — xv/. x«. 

Item oone Sensour parcell gilte withe lyke Wiudowes poiss. Ixxvij oz. 
d. the oz. iiij». — xviij/. xj». 

Item oone peyre of Candilsteks parcell gilte withe wrethin shankis 

poiss. iiij xij oz. iij qrt. the oz. iiij«. — xviij/. xj«. 

Item oone Hallywatar Stocke withe a Sprynkill parcell gilte poiss. 
xxxiiij oz. iij qrt. the oz. iiij«. — vj/. xix«. 


Item oone doson of sponnes parcell gilte withe morryan heddes 
poisB. xxij oz. d. d. qrt. the oz. iiij«. — iiij/. us. vjc?. 

Item oone Shippe with a Sponne in the same parcell Gilte poiss. 
xiiij oz. the oz. iiija. — lvij«. 

Item twoo doson Sponnes with Slippis ungilte poiss. xliiij oz. iij qrt. 
the oz. iij». viijrf. — viij/. iiij». jrf. 

Item oone greate siWar Potte pleyne parcell gilte poiss. c oz. the oz. 
iij«. viijc?. — xviij/. vj«. viijrf. ,, 

Item oone odar Potte of silver pleyne parcell gilte poiss. iiij xviij oz. 
the oz. iij«. viijrf. — xvij/. xix«. iiijrf. 

Item twoo lessar 'Pottis pleyne parcell gilte poiss. ciiij oz. the oz. 
iij«. viijc?. in money. — nixL xvjrf. q, 

Item yj Boolls white and pleyne withoute a cover poiss. ciiij xoz. 
the oz. iij». viijrf. — xxxiiij/. xvj«. viijrf. 

Sum. of these Parcelles deliveryd ^ 

by me Robert Amadas ciiij/. xj«. iiijc?. 

Sum. totalis of this acompte due 

to me Mobt Amadas amout- ^ 

ethe to iij iiL xvrf. ob. 

MEMORANDUM deliveryd to my Lorde Cardinallis Qrace by me Robart 
Amadas these Parcelles fcUou^yng. 

Item deliveryd to my said Lordis Grace oone Standing Cuppe of 
Golde withe a covar poiss. Iviij oz. d. the oz. xxxiiijs. ii\jd. in money 
c/. viij». vjc£. and for every oz. making v». in money, xiiij/. xij«. yjd, 
wheche Cuppe was made withe a Pillicane on the toppe in anno xvl*^ — 
cxv/. xijrf. 

Item deliveryd anno xvjl® oone Cuppe of Golde poiss. Ixj oz. d. the 
oz. xxxiiija. iiijc?. in [money] cij/. xs, and for every oz. making v«. in 
money xv/. vij«. vjc?. wheche Cuppe had an Anngell and Rooses with a 
shilde in theyme and withe a Corone Imperiall, gevyn to the King for 
his New Yers Gifte — cxvij/. xvij«. vjrf. 

Item deliveryd to my said Lorde a Karknett for my Lorde of 
Richemount poiss. iij oz. iiij penny weights the oz. xxxvs. the making 
XX*. in money vj/. xij«. and for a hanging Perle vj«. viijrf. — vjZ. xviij«. viijrf. 

Item deliveryd the xth daye of July anno xvj° by thandes of 
Maistar Robart Tonnes, twoo feyre gilte Flagons of silver poiss. ccviij oz. 
d. Wherup(m receavyd oone peyre of old gilte Flagons sore wome poiss. 


ciiij iij oz. so my Flagons wayethe more then my Lordes by xxv oz. d. 
the oz. iiij*. — Sum. v/. ij«. 

Item deliveryd by Maistar Bumell in Corone Golde that went to 
the mending of my Lordis Mytar, oone ounce ijrf. weight the oz. xxxvj«. 
viijc?. in money xl». iiijc/. the mending v«. — xlv«. iiijei. 

Item more deliveryd the mending of a Nutte, withe a Jaspar of 
Golde, the xxV* daye of September anno xvij? first the makyng of the 

174 THB BAST anouan; or, 

knoppe and the vise to the same poiss. more then tholde by d. oz. the 
golde xviij^. iiijtf. and for the mak jng withe the settiug of the stones and 
xij Perles x«. and for oone Stones and xij Perlis viij*. — xxxvj«. iiij</. 

Sum. totalys of this acompte 

afforsaid due to me Robert 

Amadas amountethe to ccxlix/. xc?. 

PARCELLYS delivered to my said Lordis Grace by tkandis of Maistar 
Alverde asfoUowetke, 

Item deliverjd the mending of a Pjn of golde for a Cuppe — xijrf. 

Item deliveryd the saudering and mending of twoo greate parcell 
gilte Potts of silver — iij«. iiijrf. 

Item the mending iij gilte Cruvses and saudering to Rings to 
theyme — iiij«. 

Item the saudering and mending of iij Flagons and monding the 
Cheynes and the silver that went to theyme. — vj«. viijrf. 

Item deliveryd the mending of a Grydiron of silver withe the 
silver put to it — x«. 

Item the mending of a gilte Booll — ij«. 

Item deliveryd to Maistar Doctar Capon, twoo Amellis for two 
Aultar Basons gilte withe my Lordis Armes for the gravying and 
inamyling. — iiij«. 

Item deliveryd the saundering and mending of a gilte Cruet. — xijd. 

Item the mending of a Bason parcell gilte of Brydges makyng, and 
the makyng of thamell and the bussell with my Lordis Armes. — iiij«. 

Item deliveryd the mending of a Salte of Golde withe a Byrrall and 
V more Perlis put to it the ixth day of December. — vj«. viijrf. 

Item deliveryd to my saide Lorde by the commanndement of 
Maistar TonneSj oone Salte of silvar and gilte with a cover poiss. ix oz. 
d. d. qrt. for the Cristnyng of a Childe to wheche the Kyng was God 
fadar, and my said Lorde of Orenewickey the oz. v«. in money. — 
xlviij*. [caret ji. ob.] 

Item deliveryd iiij gilte spice Platis poiss. Ixxvj oz. d. qrt the oz, 
iiij«. nd, — xviijZ. xij«. xS. ob. [To meche by iiij«. xjc^.] 

Item deliveryd twoo Basons and twoo Ewars withe iiij Amellis for 
theme gravyn withe my Lordis Armes poiss. togedars ccxij oz. qrt d. the 
oz. iij«. xrf. — xl/. xiiij*. [caret jcf.] 

Item deliveryd oone Gartar of Corone Golde withe a Buckill and a 
Pendent, and Lres withe iij Barres of the same golde poiss. ij oz. qrt ob. 
weight the oz. xxxvj*. viijrf. in money iiij/. iij«. vd. the makyng xx«. — 
v/. iij». vrf. 

Item deliveryd oone Corse of Stole Wurke for the same Buckill 
and Pendant — ^xiijf. iiijtf. 

Item receavyd oone olde Bason of silvar parcell gilte poiss. Ixiiij 02. 
iij qrt the oz. iij<. iiijef. in money x/. xv<. nd, Wherapon deliveryd a new 


Bason parcel I gilte poiss. Ixx oz. d. the oz. iijs. xd, iii money — xiij/. x«. jrf. 
80 reste due to me liiij«. iijcf. [caret ijcf.] 

Item deli very d the monding of a Bason and a Ewar. — xs. 

Sum, totaly% of this aconipte due 
to me Robt. Amadas amount- 
ethe to Ixxij^. xviij«. vjc/. 

The Long House, Saffron Walden, W. K Layton, p.s.a. 

The Gorton Gable Cross (Vol. iv., pp. 151-2, 177 — 181). — Kerich 
{Add, MSS. 4755) mentions that in 1816, a "very rich and delicate Cross " 
was on " the top of the east end of the Chancel," but " I did not," he 
says, " make out the form of it sufficiently to draw it." He gives rough 
drawings of the great east window, the side windows of the Chancel, and 
** the four middle windows of the Steeple," the north door, and the door 
of the south Porch. The drip-stones are described as " not heads but 
strange unintelligible things." 


Thomas Munninos. — I have a beautiful old walking stick, which 
was purchased in Suffolk. It is a malacca cane with large ivory top, 
ornamented with silver piqtte work, having a silver band, on which is 
engraved the name of the original owner — Tho : Munnings, 1691, 
Can any of your readers tell me anything about him ? I see the name 
Mannings is still to be foiind in Suffolk, as there is a tombstone to one 
of that name dated 1880 in Poslingford churchyard. 

Q. Milneb-Gibson-Cullum, p.s.a. 

[It is quite possible that the reference in the letter addressed to Thomhagh 
Gnraon, to ** ve widow Mnnnings who came in a chariot," in 1738, may furnish a 
due (p. 164). Munnings is a somewhat common name in Suffolk.— Ed.] 


Ancient Church Customs (pp. 126, 147, 159). — ^The separation of 
the sexes in Church is rather common in parts, at least, of Suffolk, 
though, 80 far as my experience goes, it is confined to the poorer people. 
The Churchiivardens probably have power to see that such a custom is 
continued, but how far they would act is another matter. 

The same habit of the men remaining outside Church until the 
last moment, whilst the women are seated inside, is noticeable here. 

There are those here who can remember when the older men and 
women of a fast dying generation used invariably to make a " reverence " 
to the Altar ; the men touching their foreheads and the women curtsey- 

176 THE BAST anouan; or, 

ing. As this was done when decidedly Low Church views were the 
order of the day, it was no doubt a relic of pre-Reformation customs. 

Tlie 8 o'clock bell has been rung here every Sunday morning 
regularly from "time immemorial," and this too in spite of there having 
been no Early Celebration. This custom is less common than some 
suppose. The continuance of such customs is a mark, perhaps, either 
of the vitality of Church teaching, or of the tenacity with which the 
human mind clings to old habits whatever their value. 

Rattlesderiy Bury St. Edmund's. J. R. Olorenshaw. 

Separation of Sexes in Church (p. 147). — With reference to Mr. 
Gerish's note respecting the revival of this ancient custom at Blofield 
I beg to say that it has always prevailed to a considerable extent among 
the labouring class at Hunstanton, and when this church was reseated 
by my father with open seats in 1860, the churchwardens and 
inhabitants agreed to enforce the rule for all classes ; for upwards of 
thirty years we have had complete separation here, the men sitting on 
the south, and the women on the north side of the nave and aisles. 
Hunstanton Hall, Hahon lb Strange. 


Bbothrr Mike : an Old Suffolk Fairy Tale. By Lois A. Fison. Illustrated 
by A. K. Goyder. London : Jarrold & Sons. — A pretty little book, tastefully got up, 
mainly it may be presumed in the interest of the young. But it is by no means to be 
exclusively regarded for those of tender years, for the tale is told in its own native 
dialect, for which of course the youn^ must first acquire a relish ! After all we 
suppose the power and charm of association can alone reallv accomplish this. Read 
to cniidren by an appreciative reader, the uncouth " Suffolk " will be found to enlaive 
rather than diminisn the interest. Young and old, native and stranger, will alike 
api)reciate the story. The affinity of the Suffolk version to those of German origin is 
curious. We are glad to observe that this is the first of a series, and we can only 
trust that the undertaking may prove successful and encouraging. It ought to he 
eminently so. In any future issue the abominable wire stitching should be oispensed 

Mbuorials of (Burt) St. Edmund's Abbet. Edited bv Thos. Arnold, m.a. 
Vol. II. (Rolls Series). London: Eyre and Spottiswoode. — For the most part the 
materials found in this present volume are published for the first time, while the 
remainder is now printed with an accuracy which unfortunately is not a distinguishing 
feature of previous (unofficial) publications. The documents largely relate to the 
elections of Abbots, and the eventful periods which saw the expulsion of the Friars, 
and the great riots and subsequent sack of the monastery m the 13th and 14th 
centuries. Mr. Arnold in an exhaustive introduction may be said to review the entire 
circumKtances as divulged in the lengthy Latin documents here set out, thereby 
enabUugone with the aid of the ample notes and marginal headings to follow with facile 
interest the somewhat elaborate details. The light thrown upon the monastic life is 
most valuable. Dissension seems to have been the order of the day ; licence frequently 
degenerated into looseness, and in many ways human frailty is rendered pamfully 
conspicuous. It is not surprising that a powerful community such sa the monks of 
Burv should have been frequently reduced to a state of chaos. A metrical life of 
S. Edmund in Norman French (Cott. hifm. Domit. a. xi.) abounds in details hitherto 
little known. There is an excellent fflossar)'. It is needless to say that the volume is 
in every way worthy of this admirable series. 



(c/. East Anglian, Vol. i., pp. 172—175.) 

By the kitidness of the Hon. Catherine Spring-Rioe, I am enabled 
to place before the readers of the East Anglian^ a Norfolk version of 
this well-known old ballad, imperfect copies of which are preserved in 
the Rozburghe Collection of Ballads, iii., p. 283 (Brit. Mus.), and printed 
by Ritson in his " Robin Hood " (u., p. 210.) In Notes and Queries 
(series u., p. 413), it is said tl)at there are two other ballads of " Arthur o' 
Bradley," one of an earlier and the other of a later date, noticed by Mr. 
Chappell in his " Popular Music of the Olden Time " (n., p. 539.) See 
also Notes and Queries (4th series, viii., p. 165), in which it is said, 
quoting Collier's Bibliog. (Cat., i., p. 26), that nobody seems to have been 
aware of the great antiquity of it — and that it is earlier than the 
beginning of the reign of Elizabeth. The local names in this copy, 
which was taken down from a Norfolk nurse named Raynor, are 
interesting. It is very possible that some local joker used real names 
when he referred to Mother Stubbs of Holt, Mother Gibbons of Spawlan 
(Sparham or Spalding), Miles of Lessingham, Grey of Sutterton, Hare of 
Wicklewood, Capson of .... , Gooch of Hingham, and Nich. Trigg. The 
insertion of the names of known persons would no doubt give extra interest 
by way of joke each time it was sung. For the foot-note I am indebted 
to the Rev. J. W. E. Dowsett of Melash, the chief authority on English 

Frognal House^ Hampstead, N, W, Walter Rye. 

Arthur of Bradlbt. 
Sung by Nurse Raynor, 

'Twas in the month of May 
I heard the maidens say, 
That a maypole they would have^ 
And a helping hand would crave ; 
"Twas early in the year, 
When syllabubs are dear. 
And none shall touch a drop 
Till I have begun my cup : 
For I'm beloved by all. 
Both equals, great and small. 
And my name it is Arthur of Bradley, oh ! 
Sweet Arthur of Bradley, oh ! 

Now Arthur on a day 
Met Winifred on the way. 
And thus to her did say, 
" Tis love that conquered Kings, 

178 THE EAST akguan; or, 

And A sorrowful heart it brings ; 
If e'er you loved your mother, 
Love me and love no other, 
For Fm beloved," &c. 


"Why Arthur, then," says she, 

" If you so minded be, 

One thing I have to tell. 

You must ask my mother's good will." 

So away they ran with speed. 

Unto the good woman indeed, 

" Good morrow, mother, says he, 

" Good morrow, son," says she. 

" One thing I have to crave. 

Your daughter for to have. 

For I love her as my life. 

And intend to make her my Wife, 

And I'm beloved," <kc. 

The old woman snapped, and she cried, 
And she called her daughter aside, 
** Come, come, hussey," says she, 
" You seem as willing as he : 
To speak I dare be bold, 
If truth must now be told, 
You're scarce 13 years old. 
Nor have it you in your sight 
To guide a family right." 
"Away, good mother," says she, 
" You are mistaken in me ; 
If years do not decrease 
I am 16 at least, 
And able, I warrant you. 
To manage my servants too. 
As the wife of Arthur," &c. 

Then Arthur he did walk. 
To drive them out of their talk, 
" Away, old woman, says he, 
" I can have as good as she. 
When Death my Father call 
I'm sure he'll leave me all ; 
Hell leave me a ^ pint noggin, 
A very good pewter flaggon, 
Beams barrels and looms. 
And a dozen of homen snoons : 


A delicate hedging mitten ; 
A doz. of brazen buttons, 
Tve girt them on a string ; 
A very good curtain-ring ; 
Three shoes for one foot, 
And two of them lack soles ; 
A delicate left leg boot, 
With 13 doz. of holes. 
Besides Tve a bridle grey, 
And a mare scarce saddle side, 
And when I please I can ride, 
And my name," &c. 

" Why, Arthur, then,'' says she, 
^*To the wedding I will agree. 
When Death he doth me call 
111 leave my daughter all ; 
A cheese breed and a cheese ladder, 
And two chums laid together ; 
A wooden wedge and a maul, 
And a [jolly clout] withal, 
Spiggotts and Fassets five. 
Besides an old beehive : 
A [basket] and a wimble, 
A pack-needle and a thimble, 
Besides an old brass skillett. 
Runs out as fast as you fill it ; 
One thing I had forgot, 
That falleth to her lot, 
And I would not wrong her of that, 
Tib her Grandmother's mustard pot. 
Well have all things fine and gay, 
At the wedding of Arthur," Ac. 

** We'll invite the neighlwurs round. 
We'll have one out of every town. 
There's old Mother Stubbs of Holt, 
Henry Hare of Wicklewood, 
Little Tom Capson of [Walden, 
And old Mother Gibbons of Spawlan (SparhamI) 
Miles' black wife of Lessiugham, 
Old Dick Gooch of Hingham, 
[Barbling Grey of Sutton, 
Ralph Swill of Duttou, 
Por the wedding of Arthur o' Bradley," &oJ] 



When the guests were all complete 
They carried up the meat, 
First came Nicholas Trigg, 
And away ran he with a pig ; 
Frank he ran with the mustard, 
And then came Jane with the custard ; 
And forth came Mistress Moore 
With ale and beer in good store 
At the wedding, <fec. 

The Bride she had but one eye, 
And her nose it was all awry, 
She'd a hump upon her back, <fec., 
Remainder of this is in second stanza of the 1778 version (at 
Melash Library), see p. 320. of Vol. vii., R 

Notes. — The coarse description of the bride, as " Dorothy Draggle- 
tail," is solely confined to the 18th century revivals, and without 
authority. In the genuine early versions she is named Winifred, as in 
this Norfolk Nat tradition. It is remarkable that in several other 
particulars (as in the names, Frank and Jane), the earlier versions crop up 
here, amid the admixture of 18th century variations. — J. W. E. Dowsbtt. 

In fourth stanza, the couplet, "and able, I warrant you, to manage 
my servants too," is a restoration and decided gain. 




The present state of agriculture gives a special interest to any 
salient point of contrast between its features in modem and in medisBvid 
times. Such is presented by the fact that a crop, extensively grown in 
Suffolk in the fourteenth century, is now unknown, I refer to the 
cultivation of flax and hemp.* Material for ascertaining, approximately, 
the extent of this crop in Suffolk, is afforded by the ^* Inquisittones 
Nonarum" in which the value of the various tithes in each parish is 
specified, more or less minutely. In some Hundreds, indeed, the 
accounts given are so general and compressed that no inference can be 
drawn from the omission of their source. This is the case, moreover, in 
all the entries for the county of Essex, the returns for Norfolk had not 
been found at the time of the printing of the published volume. But 
in most of the Suffolk parishes the entries are sufficiently detailed to 

* In England and Scotland now flax is grown on about 2,000 acres, about one 
fiftieth of the area in Ireland, which produces annually about four million tons. 


justify the coDclusion that the absence of any mention of the crop is 
proof that it was not cultivated in appreciable quantity. 

I have thought that the facts are of sufficient interest to justify 
their collection and publication. In the folloi^ing list only those 
parishes are mentioned in which flax and hemp are referred to. In a 
considerable number this crop, however, is not mentioned separately, 
but the amount of the tithe is given that was yielded by this and other 
sources. A comparison of these, and the separate amounts of the 
associated products (when mentioned elsewhere), suggests that in most 
instances it will not be far from the truth (and certainlv not above it) 
to ascribe to the flax and hemp one half of the total of the tithes thus 
combined. A few instances, separately specified, have seemed to justify 
exceptional treatment. 

Flax and hemp are nowhere separated. The actual amount 
cultivated may not have been great, but the crop was evidently a very 
general one. But the facts given are necessarily only suggestive for 
another reason, that the relative value of the crop in different parishes 
needs to be compared with the area of the parish, a comparison which it 
has not been possible to me to make. It would also be interesting to 
know whether any relation can be traced between the soil and the 
amount of the crop. Possibly some reader of the Edst Anglian may b« 
able to make these comparisons as regards a certain loctdity. 

In other parts of England the cultivation of flax and hemp seems 
to have been general in Dorset, Wilts, Lincolnshire, and Sussex, and to 
have been small or absent in Northampton and Lancashire, while no 
inference can be drawn (on account of the character of the record) in 
the case of the counties of York, Oxford, Hereford, Salop, Middlesex, 
Kent, Gloucester, Hunts, and Herts. 

Most readers are probably aware that the Inq. N'onarum records an 
investigation made 1 342 for a taxation by the King of the ninth of all 
tithable products, and that the value of the ninth was regarded as in 
general equal to that of the tenth fifty years before (Pope Nicholas* 
Taxation), Hence the statements are of the value of the tenth, and 
not of the ninth, except in the case of the chief objects, corn, wool, 
and lambs, of which the ninth of their combined value is always stated. 

The following are the facts I have collected. In each Hundred the 
parishes are first enumerated in which the value of the tenth of flax 
and hemp is given separately, and then the parishes in which there are 

Footnote.— In case the Inq, N<m, in unfamiliar to some readers it may be well to 
give HD example of the form of entry, moet of the abbreviation marks are 
neceMMTiIy simplified. 

" SiBBiON. Est' VI mr*. Por* S'te Fid' xxiiiji Por« de Raburgh j mr'. 

It. die' qd nona garb veil & agnoa vill de Sybeton val' iiij li k n5 plus a sunt ibid 
vij aOT* t're de dote ecclie que val' vij". It decim' fen' que val x'. It obuitoee p iij 
dies ptncipal' cQ al' minut' decim' pdes eccliS ptin' que val' xl*. It deoim' lact' ft vitloe 

3ue val* xij". It decim' lin' h oanab' que val x». U t testat' p Robm Osmund Willm 
e Filby RoQ Aylmer k Johem de Kendhm pocham dee eoolie cor' doo abbe k soc' 
tuis ju'r. 



mentioned together with other products. These are dealt with as. 
mentioned above. 

In all cases (except a few uncertain names) I have substituted the 
modem names for the forms of the record, as far as possible. Th& 
amount of the tithe is given as recorded. 

SeparctU, Walton 
Nacton - 

£ 8. d. 
13 4 

16 10 

1 6 



£4 8 8 

Ifoi separate, Aleniston (?) 

Trimley S. Martin 
Trimley S. Mary 






Total for Colneifl 


6 8 

H. OF Oarlford— 

Separate, Glopton 

6 8 


13 4 



Bealings Parva < 

3 4 

BeaUngs Magna 






Waldringfield - 


"Halwetr^'M?) - 

6 8 


{not separate, none) 
Total for Carlford 



H. OF Hartesmkbi and Stowb— 
Separate, Wortham 30 

Mellis • -68 

BuxhaU - 20 

Not separate, Bredsworth 
Yaxley - 


Total for Hartismere and Stow £4 14 2 

H. OF Blaokbournk— 

Separate, Norton • 10 

Euston - 8 

Little Fakenham 2 

* Now in Samford H. 

£2 16 






£8 15 

£1 17 


H. of Blackboume— 

Separate, Coney Weston 

Hot separate, Weatow - 
Culford - 
Hopton - 
Weston - 
Stanton - 
Walsham ♦ 
HunBton - 
Ixwortb Thorp' 
Sapiston - 
Troston - 
Great Fakenham 

£ B. d.. 
IS 4 

£2 4 

16 8 







6 8 


£14 14 

£9 11 4 


9 a 


One-half - 

Total for Blackboume 

H. OF Thkdwastrb— 
Separate (none) 

Not separate, Fakenham f 
Ampton - 
Livermere magna 
Bradfield parva - 

One -half - 
Rougham t £8 ISs.— one third • 

Total for Thedwastre 
H. OF Lackford— 
Separate, Tudenham 

£1 13 4 

*Tn spite of the amount the aasodated 
products are not important: "dec* albi et 
pullfuf & al' mlnut' dec' vltul' poreeU' & 
colQb q val p ann iiljlii " 

t Fakenham. The ouly other souroee are 
"lactag' vitul & porcell'." 

t Rougham. One third only is estimated 
because three mills are included. 

10 8 


5 4 
2 17 



£8 2 





£ 8. d. 


8 3 
1 11 


£8 4 10 


£0 12 
£0 12 


3 12 4 


4 17 1 

6 6 8 

H. of Lackford— continued. 
Not separate, Wainf ord 

One-half - 

Total for Laokf ord 
H. or Thrkdlino— 
SepareUCt Framsden 
Winston - 

Ifoi separate, none. 

Total for Thredling 


Separate, none. 
Nat separate, Horhain - 
Wilby . 

Total for Hozne— one half 

H. ofLok— 

Separate, Markford 

Ash (Campsev) 
Kenton - 

ITat separate, Gedgn^vet 
Butley • 
Earl Soham 

One-half • 

Total for Loes £11 4 
H. OF Wanoford with South Elmham— 

£32 13 1 
£16 6 6 



26 4 

18 4 

13 4 




£9 2 






4 8 


2 1 


Separate, Willingham i 





I magna 
IlketshallS. Andrew 
„ S. Margaret 
Bungay Trinity • 
Westan - - 6 8 

Shaddinfield - 7 8 
Willingham All Sain tB 10 
* Bcdfiald, 64 marks, t Strsdbrook, 10 marks, 
t Oedgrave, now in Plomesgate. 

\ of Wangford, etc.— continued £ 



Separate, North Cove 







Beccles • 


South Elmham St 



£5 18 


£5 5 

£10 6 8 

Jfot separate, Mettingham * 
Three quarters 

Total for Wangford 


Separate, none. 
Ifot separate, Kettlebaston 18 11 

One-half -£095 

Total for Cosford £0 9 5 
(The notes for each parish are 
full, and justify the conclusion 
that the crop was not grown 

H. of Bltthing— 

Separate, Leiston • - 20 

Theberton - 26 8 

Heveningham - 8 8 

Ubston - - 13 4 

Chediston - 16 8 

Sibton - - 10 

Peasenhall 6 8 

Darsbam - 20 

Bramfield - 10 

Westleton - 10 
Wissett and 

Rumburgh - 4 10 

Wenhaston 10 

Holton - - 15 

Covehithe - 4 

Stoven - - 6 8 

Thorington - 26 8 

JVot separate, Brampton 


£14 9 

9 19 8 
£4 19 10 

Total for Blytbing £19 9 2 

* Mettingham. In sjyite of the largo sum, 
the associated tithes are only those of hay 
and turf. 



No. xiir. 


The following letters were received by Brampton Gurdon, who was 
bom in 1741, while at school at Mr. Primatt's in Norwich, and give some 
idea of the relations between a school boy and his parents in the middle 
of the 18th century. They are simply addressed to "Master Gurdon at 
Norwich," and were probably sent by hand. 

The first, which has no date, is from his mother : — 

" Dear Brampton, 

this is to let you know we got very well home & had a very pleasant 
journey for it was a iine day & we found your cousin Jack Gurdon " 
(from Assington in Suffolk) " at home he came ye day before so went to 
his Uncle Parker at Cranworth " (the Revd. Parker Gurdon, Rector of 
Cranworth cum Letton and Southbergh) " tt lay their they dine'd with 
us a Tuesday Jack Gurdon looks mighty well <k he things himself so for 
he says he has found a great deal of benefit by Bath I am shure he has 
a great Stomack. he talks of going away a Satterday <fe being at 
Stowmarket all this Summer we drank tea at your Aunts yesterday *' 
(two unmarried sisters of Mr. Gurdon) "but your Aunt Betty is not got 
down stares yet but thinks" (first written Hhings' as before, but 
corrected) " she is a little better." 

"Mr. Townshend & Mr. Bullock dine'd with us to day." (The former 
may be either George, afterwards m.p. for Norfolk, and 4th Viscount 
Townshend, or his brother Charles, the celebrated orator and statesman, 
Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1766. Mr. Bullock was Squire of 

" I hope yu have not got any cold for ye wind has been vary sharp 
all this week, your pappa gives his love to yu & he joyns with me in 
Compliments to Mr. & Mrs. Primatt & ye young Gentlemen 'which 
conclude me i 

your affect mother * 
Sarah Gurdon." \ 

On the 31 St January, 1754, Mrs. Gurdon warmly congratulates iher 
son on having returned to school before a deep fall of snow, which wduld 
have prevented his leaving home. x 

" Dear Brampn 
your Pappa reced. yours & ye magazine wch we will send next week 
he got very well home <fc it was very luckey you went as you did else you 
would have been weather bound for it is a deep snow for their was more 
fell a Sunday then we have had a great while 6i a little every day since 
I was a good deal out of order when your Pappa came home which 
continued till two a Clock in ye morning when 1 took a sleeping draught 
which put a stop to it, but I can say 1 have been so well since as I was before 


you left your thick gloves wch you must want this cold weather you said 
you Buped at Mrs Paskes but did not say whether any Body else was 
their which let me know or whether you plade at Cards we have sent a 
Hare which we desire Mrs. Primmatt acceptance of instead of a Pig for 
Jack has manage so badly ft ye weather so cold that they are all ded but 

two ft them I cant spare as [ am of them your Pappa gives his 

love to you k joyns with me in Compliments to Mr. & Mrs. Prim at t wch 
Concludes me 

your aflfect : mother 
S. Gurdon." 

To which is added a postscript in Mr. Gurdon's handwriting : 
"When you see your Aunts you may ask them if they should like to see 
the London Magazine if they do I would change with them." 

Mrs. Gurdon's letters are singularly ill written and ill spelt, 
compared with those which have l>een preserved from her brother and 
her great friend Miss Brocket, both of whom write .well and cleverly. 

A letter to the school boy from his father is dated 11th July, 1754: 

Dear Bmmn., 

Your Mamma was very angry that there was not a letter on 
Saturday especially when you left her so ill she has been very ill ever 
since & last night was so extremely ill I thought she would have dyed but 
Mr. Donne has given her something that has made her a little better but 
don't know yet whether it will put a stop to her vomiting if not she 
cannot be much better till that is stopt & your Mamma sent a message 
by you to Mrs. Brown and expected to have heard you had seen her. 
their has been very bad luck among the Fawns; the Manilla Buck & oqe 
of the Fallow Doe Fawns are dead, but the other two are like to do 
very well, & yesterday morning the Pea Hen hatched three Chicks which 
are in the Court yard & very well. She" (Mrs. Gurdon) "gives her love 
to you & compliments to Mr. & Mns. Primatt with 

Your affecte flfar 
T. Gurdon. 

Since I wrote the above your Mamma this afternoon was taken so 
violently that she dyed away in my arms ft I did not think she would 
have recovered again that if she have such another attack I fear it will 
carry her off. I doubt your Mamma is dying." 

There is something pathetic in the above letters ; the father, 
after sharply rebuking his son, seems to think he has written rather 
harshly, and in spite of his anxiety endeavours to think of the home 
news which will interest his boy. The word " doubt " is used in the 
East Anglian sense for "think." 

Mi-s. Gurdon died on the fbllowing day, aged 48, Thomhagh Gurdon 
flurvived her for a period of 29 years, during which the "Aunts" 
mentioned in these letters kept house for him. 


Mr. Donne is named as the doctor in attendance; there is a 
monument in East Dereham church to William Donne, surgeon, who 
died in 1782, aged 70. 

Young Brampton Gurdon was still at Mr. Primatt's school in 1757, 
as in June of that year he received a letter from his great friend and 
school fellow Henry Hobart, son of the Ist Earl of Buckinghamshire, 
who was born in 1738, represented Norwich from 1786 until his death 
in 1799, and was Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons. 
Hobart, who writes from Geneva, where he is to spend a year or two. 
gives an interesting account of his journey from London which occupied 
28 days. 

Grundithurgk Hall, Woodhridge. W. Brampton Gurdon. 


Barrington's Fee is the name given to an extensive lordship, which 
was held at the end of the 1 3th century by Sir William de Barentine, or 
Barington, in right of his wife Joane, daughter and coheir of William de 
Blaunchemoster (or Blamster). 

The family of Blaunchemoster are the first recorded owners of this 
estate, but how they came by it or how long they held it we know not. 
William de Blaunchemoster, living temp, Henry III., held several manora 
in Essex, two of which (one in Halstead and one in Great Easton) are 
still known as " Blamsters." At his death his estates were divided 
between his four daughters as coheirs, viz. : — 

Eleanor L'estrauge. 

Joane, wife of Sir William de Barentine. 

Maud, wife of William de Bracy of Halstead. 

Beatrice, who died unmarried in 1280. 

Of whom, Joane, the second daughter, had for her portion that 
part of the Blamster estate which was afterwards called Barentines Fee. 
On the death of Sir William de Barentine, his son. Sir Dru de Barington 
succeeded him, but died about the end of Edward Fs reign, apparently 
without issue, for we find that Ralph de Coggeshall who died 1305 wa» 
possessed of part of the Blamston estate, perhaps in right of Isabella 
his wife, daughter of Nicholait de Barington of Hatfield Broad Oak. 

Barrington's Fee remained in the Coggeshall family until 1397, 
when it passed to John Lord Bourchier, of Stansted Hall in Halstead, 
who had married Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John Coggeshall. It was 
then described as "the lordship called Barentyne's Fee with the 
appurtenances in Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, and ten pounds yearly rent 
out of divers tenements in Halstead, Great k Little Maplestead, 
East Tilbury near Homdon, Paglesham, Pebmarsh, Bulmer, Middleton, 


Alphamstone, Twinsted, Great ck Little Henny, Sible Hedingham, 
Gosfield, Geetingthorpe, White Colne, and FinchiDgfield." 

From the Bourchier family this estate passed (together with Abells 
and Stansted Hall in Halstead) in 1566 to Sir William Waldegrave of 
Smallbridge in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, but on Dec. 20, 1579, he sold 
this lordship for £80 to Thomas Eden, Esqre., of Ballingdon Hall, Essex, 
and it remained in his heirs until 1741, when it was purchased by John 
Piper, Esqre., of Ashen, and has since passed by marriage to the 
Sperling family. 

In the conveyance from Waldegrave to Eden, it is described as 
" the manor of Baringtons alias Balingdon's Fee " with appurtenancesr,. 
courts, leets, &c., but it is very doubtful if it was a manor, properly so 
called. There are no Court rolls now in existence, and no evidence that 
Manorial Courts were ever held, but there is a succession of rentals of 
"the manor of Bariugton's Fee" from 1446 to the present day, shewing 
that there were free tenants of this lordship in about a dozen different 
parishes, most of them in the Hinckford Hundred, and the following 
manors or reputed manors were held under it : — 

Le Hospital in Little Maplestcad. 

By ham Hall in Great Maplestead <& Gestingthorpe. 

Polly Hall in Pebmarsh. 

Pel ham Hall in Twinsted. 

Barbors in Middleton. 

Moraut (ii. 316) says, "Sometimes it is called the manor of 
Barrington's, alias Balydou's Fee. The quitrenta belonging to it 
amounted to £10 a year, and part of it was 14s. paid out of Spoons Hall; 
but most of the rents are lost for want of collecting." 

In confirmation of which statement there is an affidavit amongst 
the title deeds of this estate, which read as follows : — 

"Mr. Robert Thompson his testimony relateing to a yearly quitt- 
Rent of 14s. issuing out of certain Lauds belonging to Spoon Hall in 
Pebmarsh, and due to Mr. Littell Lord of ye Manner of Barringtons 
Fee. May 21. 1706. 

" I Robert Thompson of Pebmarsh in the county of Essex yeoman 
aged threescore years & tenn & upwards being bom in Pebmarsh 
aforesaid & having Lived there the whole of my Life except seven years 
or thereabouts will Testifye upon Oath when there unto required that I 
was formerly Bay 1 iff of the Manor of Greate Henney Pebmarsh and 
Dagworth under the Lady Margaret Manning formerly of Weybridge 
near Kingston upon Thames, and after her decease of her son in Law 
Leonard Hammond Esqre. deed., for about 12 yeares in the whole, and that 
during that time I yearly paid to the Bayliff of the manner of Bairingtons 
als Barringdons Fee the sum of fourteen shillings as a quitt Rent Issuing 
out of certain Lands belonging to the Farm called Spoon hall now in the 


occupation of Matthew Bridge lying in Pebmanh aforesaid And that 
sometime after Sr. Harbottle Grimston Knt then Master of the BoQt 
purchased .the said farm called Spoon hall and the aforesaid Mannor oi 
Great Hennej Pebmarsh and Dagworth and employed me to be bayliff 
of the same Mannor forbidding me to pay the idbresaid quitt-Rent any 
more, and accordingly I afterwards Refused to pay the same to tlM 
Bayliff of the said Mannor of Barringtons Fee though I was oftea 
requested thereto And I do verily believe that the Reason why the same 
quitt-Rent was not sued for by the Lord of the said Mannor of 
Barrington's Fee was because the said Sr. Harbottle Grimston was of 
i&reat Power and in a Greate Office. Witness my hand the one ft 
Twentyeth Day of May Anno Dni. 1706 : 

Witness, Rd. Cole. R Thompson." 

It does not however appear that Mr. Little ever took any steps to 
recover this Hs. rent, nor does this sum of 140 appear in the rentals ever 
to have been received from Spoon Hall since 1666. 

The following is a copy of the earliest rental now existing, made 
in 1446 for Henry Bourchier, Earl of Essex. It shews the derivation of 
many names of houses and fields at the present day from the then owners; 
and it is noticeable that the rents were still payable partly in kind, i.e., 
hens and eggs. A hen was then worth about 2d., and 20 eggs were 
valued at Id. 

Rentalles de HalsUde et Stanstede et cum Barringtons Fees. 
Ibidem facta et renovata tempore honorabilis Domini Henrici Gomitia 
Essex at vicecount Bourgchier ut patet per testimonium diversarum 
obedentiarum inde facta anuo Regni Regis Henrici quinti post conques- 
turn sexto et istud renovata fuit per Johannem Lynde tunc ibidem 
ballivo anno regni regis Henrici Sexti post conquestum Anglie vicesimo 

Ahdlis. De Rogero Wentworth militis pro diversis tenementis at cum 
manerio vocato HawJceshall in villa de Toppesfeld quondam Johannis 
Hellion per homagium et servicia militaria et reddit inde per 
annum ad festa Pasche et Michaelis — ii» 

De Nicholao Sawer generoso ob tementis terris manerii de parva 
Fordkam in villa de Aldham pro Manerio predicto per servicium 
unius feodi militaris unde Abbot et conventus sancti Johis Coloestre 
tenant manerium quondam Rogeri Hawsepp vocatum Bulbeeks 
per servicium dimidiam partem feodi militaris at cum manerio 
jacenti in Fordham Magna quondam Matthei Sawer, nuper Henrici 
Bedforde vocato Argentynes, et tenent manerium predictum per 
servicium uuius feodi militaris eum homagio et serviciis ut patet 
et reddit per annum dictis term in is — ii». 

De tenementis terrarum manerii de Foxherd &o. 


BarringUms Mapilsted Parva. 

Fee, De Priori Sancti Johannis Jerusalem pro manerio vocato le 
Hottpitall et pro ix acris terra in Aciesfeld juzta terrain quondam 
Willielmi Portway vocatis Mellert et tenentibus per servicium 
militarem cum pertinentiis undc reddit per annum — xviiid. 

De tenement© terris vocatis ITerlowes pro ij croftis et pecia pasture 
nuper Johannis Wynterfludd per annum — vijd et ij gallina et xx ova. 

De Johanne Blake pro vi acris terre ex opposito teuemento vocato 
Hempers quondam Johannis Rosshey tunc Willielmi Hervy — 
xij^. et I gallina. 

De magistro Cantuarie de Halsted pro uno croflo vocato 
Doddesley ^wxtA Dartcrofta — vii et iii gallinse. 

De Nicholao Clarke pro croflo terre vocato le Neker quondam 
Willielmi Dawndevyle tunc Johannis Russell — vii<i. ob. 

De eodem NichT)lao pro ij acris terre vocatis Lonkencro/t jacentes 
juxta croftam terre vocatt Hodgecroft quondam Willielmi Dawn- 
devyle — ij<i. 

De Thome Carter pro i acra terre vocata Aheyleyzethe^ alias dicta 
Aucheley, jacente juxta stratum ducentem de Hempers Crosse 
versus Impenhell croft quondam Robeiti Picas per annum — viii<^. 

De Johanne Sparrowe generoso pro croflo terre vocato Felsehell 
quondam Beatricis Stullock postea Roberti Picas — ix^. 

De Willielrao Prewne de London pro uno crofto terre vocato 
Hodgecrofte juxta dicencrofte quondam Thome Ashforde — vid. 

De tencmento terris quondam Thome Pamire pro ij acris terre 
vocatis Peryfeld juxta Felsehyll, per annum — iijd. ob. 

De Willielmo Hebb clerico pro uno crofto terre vocato 
^o66w/amf jacente juxta Stanybroke quondam Willielmi Dawe — iiij^. 
(To he continued,) 


coddenham, co. suppolk. 

Family op Dambron. 

1566 £dmundus Dameron fil Georgii Dameron nat ultimo die Mail. 

1556 GeorgiuB Dameron nuptotur Elisabeth Gosnold xxx^ die Augustii. 
1690 Robert Damron & Elizabeth Bantook widow were married Mar. 26. 
(No Burials.) 

Henley, Co. Suffolk. 

1677 Mai^garet dr. of Edmund Dameron & Margerie his wyfe, xvii daye of £februarie. 

,t If thirde daye of Julve. 

M „ XXVI daie of September. 

„ „ fowerthe daie of November. 

,1 n XXI daie of November. 

9* i, XXVII daie of ffebruarie. 

M )) XVI daie of November. 

„ n forth daie of Male. 

u }» XVII of November. 




Edmund son 


Sibbell dr. 


Thomas son 








Thomas Alman son 


1H06 Robert Styles single man k Sibbell Duneron single woman, January 1. 

1580 Margerie dr. of Edmund Dameron, xix daie of October. 
1605 Edmund Dameron the elder, eightene daie of August. 

Westbrfibld, Co. Suffolk. 
1539 Kathren dr. of John Dameron the younger, sixt day of May. 
S2 Hen. viii. Mary dr. of William Dameron, xviii day of December. 

„ John Sonne of John Dameron, xxi day of March. 

34 Hen. vni. Thomas „ 16 dav of AprilL 

1544 Elizabeth dr. „ xxx day of March. 

1547 Thomas sonne „ 18 day of December. 

1557 Joane dr. „ 25 of Aprill. 

1558 Side „ zxii of J any. 

1561 Thomas son of John & Margaret Dameron, xx day of Aprill. 

1552 John Dameron & Margaret Phesse, Feby. 27. 

1559 Robert Meddow & Annis Dameron, Octr. 21. 

1577 John CoUett & Jone Dameron in the month of November being Monday the . . 

26 Hen. vin. Thomas son of John Dameron the younger, fift day of May. 
1546 Thomas Dameron which was the husband of Mary Calabut, xvii day of July. 

1548 John Dameron theldest husbandman, 4 day of Septr. 
1552 Jone wife of John Dameron. 30 day of October. 

1558 Laurance Dameron, xiiii of Jany. 

Mr. William Dameron, first day of Marche. 

1559 Syble wife of Robert Dameron, ix day of AprilL 
Greorge Dameron, xxvii day of July. 

1561 Thomas son of John & Margaret Dameron, 26 day of Aprill. 

1563 The xx day of January was buried old Jone Dameron (Lady of Westd.) which 

was the daughter of Richard Mynter. 
1596 John Dameron of Westerfield Oent. died 7th day & was buried the 9th day of 

1600 Margaret wife of John Dameron, May 5. 

RusHMERB St. Andrew, Co. Suffolk. 

1584 Elizabeth dr. of John ^ Katerine Dameren, Jany. 28. 

1586 John Dameren the elder. May 29. 
1588 Elizabeth dr. of John & Katerine Dameren, April 24. 

Ipswich, S. Matthew. 


1613 Elizabethe daur. of Edmonde Dameron & Elizabeth his wife, March 6. 

1614 Margerie „ „ March 19. 

1615 Elizabeth „ „ April 21. 
1617 Richarde son of Edmonde Dameron ^ Anne his wife, Sepr. 7. 

1619 Anne daur. „ „ Jany. 17. 

1622 Williamson „ „ March 31. 

1605 Thomas Baule ^ Ann Dameron widow, Novr. 17. 

1685 John Dameron widower & Margaret Sorril single-woman, Octr. 25. 

1612 William sonne of Edmonde Dameron, Deer. 11. 

1623 Richard Dameron a yonge child, Octr. 22. 

HerUey Vicarage^ Ipnnch. Wiff. C. PsABfiOK. 


East Anguan Crosses (n.s., Vol. i., pp. 8, 9, 10, 11, 47, &c.) — I have 
recently met with some three examples other thau those already 
specified, viz : — 

Norfolk : Great Yarmouth, A base of a Cross on the North Denes 
(possibly one of two alluded to by a correspondent as being " on the 
Caister Road.") A short time back, the Town Council, who had been 
approached by our local Archseological Society, voted a sum, not 
exceeding £5, to protect this relic with a suitable railing, &c. 

Norfolk : Hardley* On the bounds of this parish and Langley is 
the square base of an old boundary cross. There is a legend current to 
the effect that^ on certain nights in the year, an old woman in red is to 
be seen sitting thereon. 

Suffolk : Burgh Castle, The Rector lately discovered the hexagonal 
base (having a squared foot) of a Cross in his garden. He has had it 
placed temporarily in the churchyard. He thinks it may have originally 
stood either just outside the latter or at the cross roads near by. 

W. B. Gerish. 
[* This has nothing to do with Hardley Proclamation CrosR or Langley Abbey 
Cross, already noted.] 


Church Heraldry at Little Oaklet, Essex. — In the spandrils of 
the west door of Little Oakley Church, near Harwich, are two shields. 
On the dexter side, quarterly gules and or, in the first quarter a mullet 
argent. On the nnuter, gules a bend between six crosses crosslet fitchy 
argent. Whose arras are represented ? 

T. H. 
[The bearings are those respectively of the De Vere and Howard families, who 
were related by marriage.— £d.] 


John Spelman (pp. 157-8).^Second son of Sir Clement Spelman 
of Narborough (d. 24 Sept, 1607) by his second wife Ursula, daughter 
of Sir John Willoughby of Risley, Derbyshire, was baptized 1606; 
he married (21 Febry., 1632) Anne, da. of Sir John Heveningham and 
widow of Henry Gawdy, Esq. Elected m.p. for Castle Rising Nov., 1645, 
and again in 1660. He died 31 Jan., 1662, and was buried at 
Narborough, where a monument exists in the nave to his memory. 
He was succeeded by his eldest son Moundeford Spelman, who had three 
wives, (1) Mrs. Dorothy Rushworth of Suffolk, who died s.p. ; (2) Anne, 
da. of Sir Edward Walpole of Houghton, who also died s.p. ; and (3) 
Juliana, da. of Wm. Branthwayt of Hethel, Norfolk. John Spelman's 
eldest and only brother was Clement Spelman, Recorder of Nottingham, 
who died unmarried in 1679, and was buried upright, enclosed within a 
stone pillar in the chancel at Narborough. 
Hungtanton Hall, Hahon lb Strange. 


Barnaby Gibson (Vol. iii., n.s., p. 151). — A "Bamabe Gibson of 
Little Stouham, in the County of Sutt'olk Gent.," married at Boreham, 
Essex, Nov. 13, 1715, "Mrs Susan Trjon." She was a daughter of Sir 
Samuel John Trjon, Bart, and apparently died and was buried at 
Stonham Parva, May 9, 1727 (Vol. iv. n.s. p. 215). 

C. S. 

IsHAM AND L'EsTRANGB (pp. 151-2). — Sir Nicholas L'Estrange had 
two daughters by his second wife Elizabeth Isham ; the elder, Elizabeth, 
married Robert Tash of Ivor, in the County of Bucks, to whom the 
mourning was left in Dame Elizabeth's Will, quoted by Mr. Isham 
Longden ; she was apparently dead at the time when her mother's will 
was made (13 May, 1689), and she left no children. The second daughter, 
Jane L'Estrange, subsequently married William Bamsley, and lived in 
London, as appears from a letter in my possession, but I know nothing 
further of her. 

Huntsanton Hall. Hamon le Strange. 


The Gentleman^s Magazine Library. Edited by 6. L. Ootnme. f.s. a. English 
Topo^phy. Part I v. London : EUiot Stock. — This volume, which comprises the 
counties of Durham, Essex, and Gloucester, is particularly valuable to East Anglians, 
owing^ to the importance of the Essex section, which runs to close upon pp. 200. 
Prominent among the topics of special note we may mention the handy series of 
papers dealing with Church Heraldry in Essex, contributed by Mr. John H. Sperling. 
Under " Stanway" is an interesting description of *' Olivers." the residence of the Eldred 
famil3% and a useful pedi^^e is pubjoined. As usual in this " Library,'* monumental 
inscriptions form a leadmg feature, those at Harwich (a.d. 1806) appear to be fully 
and carefully transcribed. We recognize in this topographical portion an indispensable 
adjunct to county history. 

Weather Lore : A Collection of Proverbs, Sayings, and Rules Concernino 
THE Weather. Compiled and arranged by Richard Inwards, f.r.a.b. London : 
Elliot Stock.— Meterological literature of a sound popular character is not by any 
means so diffuse as to need any apolcM^y for the appearance of so welcome an addition 
as this work. Weather proverbs and the like are either the outcome of systematic 
observation or the result of blind superstition and ignorance. However this may be, 
the present collection embraces the widest possible range of weather lore consistent 
with devout intelligence. Whistlecraft, whose *' Rural Gleanings" finds a ])lace in 
the biographical appendix, did much in this direction for the Ea.«tem Counties, but 
Mr. Inwards traverses the entire field, and without trenching on the direct domains of 
science. Our readers may judge how thoroughly he has performed his task when we 
mention that a latin proverb from the " Norwich Doomsday Book " is noted. *' If it 
rain on the feast of S. Processus and S. Martin, it suffocates the com" (14th O.S. 
July 2nd. ) A thorough Norfolk saying occurs under ** Moon Lore " :— 
" Saturdays change and Sundays fall 
Never brought good and never wull." 

Suffolk is credited with the following, " To see the old nioon in the arms of the new 
one is reckoned a sivn of fine weather," and so is the turning up of the ** horns of the 
Moon." Again, " If it rain when the sun shines it will surely rain the next day about 
the same time." The following is peculiar to Norwich (so it is said), *' When three 
daws are seen on St. Peter's Vane toarether then we ai-e sure to have bad weather." 
Considerable pleasure may be derived from this book, it is admirably arranged and 
beautifully prmted. 



The documeut printed below was sent to Mr. Rider Haggard early 
in Jan. 1894, by Mr. W. H. Strickland, of 4, Cromwell Place, South 
Kensington. Through Mr. Rider Haggard's kindness, I am allowed to 
transcribe it for the Bast Anglian, 

The date cannot be earlier than 1283, when Roger de Huntingfield 
succeeded his father, nor later than 1301, when he died. William de 
HuntiugiieH was bom in 1281, and as Robert was probably a younger 
brother, the date is approximately 1295. The spelling " Huntingfeud " 
ia peculiar : in one instance there seems to have been an attempt to alter 
the second " u " into " 1." " Le " before " Curtun " is probably a clerical • 
error for " de." A Robert de Curtoun (Gorton ?), apparently is a witness 
to the charter of Richard i. granted to the Ely thburgh Priory. Linbume, 
now in the parish of Homersfield, is named in Domesday Book, and 
"Limber Mill" still retains the old name. The Manor of Linburne 
belonged to the Nuns of Bungay. No doubt it seems hard that 
Alveva Brunllan of Metfield, and her first-born Thomas should have been 
handed over, like fixtures, with their tenement, to the Bungay Convent, 
especially as Roger Brunllan was presumably alive. But if we could 
read rightly between the lines, we should most likely find that the 
transaction was beneficial to all concerned. Neither Metfield nor 
Withersdale are named in Domesday Book. The words " ex pertinenciia 
de Mendham " seem to imply that the former was not an independent 
parish. The antiquity of Withersdale Church suggests that it may have 
been the mother church of Mendham. 

I have used the word "Serfdom" in the heading to this brief notice : but 
at the date of this document "Serf" and "Villein" appear to have been con- 
vertible terms, used without much discrimination for all who were not free. 

Omibs xpi fidelibs ad qos p'sens so^til puen'it Rog de huntingfeud 
salute. Nou'it vuiu'sitas nra me dedisse & o'cessisse Jb hao carta mea 
p'senti c'firmasse deo & ecctie see crucis de Bung' 6d scimonialib* ibidem 
dec seruientib" Alueua vxore RogH Brunllan & Thoma fillu ei' p'mogenitU 
cu toto tenem'to suo q' de me tenuerunt i villa de Medefeud ex 
p'tinenciis de Mendham i libam & pura & ppetua Elemosina p' salute 
aie pris mei & m'ris mee & ancessor' et successor' meor'. Salvo seruicb 
dni Regis S. Ad Wardam j den p annu Ad x<^ sol. & ad Scutagiu dni 
Regis Ad xx Sol. ij d. <& ad plus plus & ad min' min'. Et ut donac^ 
ista & o'firmacb stabilis ac Rata p'maneat p' me & he'dibs meis sigilli 
mei munimine corroboraui, the word is corroboravi^ but u is written 
here, as usual, for v. 

Hiis t' Wiir de huntingfeud, Walt'o Malet petro Walt' Rob' d 
huntingfeud, Will'o le Curtun, Hub' Walt', (nc) Alano de Wyresdalo, Will'o 
Cantelu, G. d, (sic) Drokes, Ada fil' Gault', Walt' rege, Ada Sao, Will'o S&o, 
Mart. Silc, Godefrid' de linbume. At foot a good impression of the seal 
of Roger de Huntingfield, a mailed warrior on horseback. 

Freuingfield Vicarage. J. J. Raven, d.d., f.s.a. 

194 THB BAST anquan; or, 

No. XIV. 


The Rev. Dr. Herring, the subject of this note, was brother to Dr. 
Thomas Herring, successively Dean of Rochester, Bishop of Bangor, 
Archbishop of York, and Archbishop of Canterbury. He appears to 
have been a considerable pluralist, as he is thus spoken of in a letter 
from Theophilus Dillingham to his brother-in-law, Thomhagh Gurdon, 
in 1743 ; "I am glad to hear of Dr. Herring's advancement, tho' I 
thought he had as many livings before as he could hold, and if he is to 
quit what he has about Norwich, sure it must be something very 
considerable to make it worth his while. However to be sure he is in 
y« right not to refuse any of y« Arch B?" Favors, for if he is determined 
to push him, y^' D^ is not so old, but he may possess considerable 
prefermts in y« Church yet." 

The following letter from D' Herring to Thornhagh Gurden is 
dated : "Carlton near Worksop, Oct y« 16<?, 1744. 

" Dear S'. 
Yesterday as I sate at dinner upon some cold boil'd beef, y^ remains 
of Sunday, & four pigeons out of my own dove-house by way of 
supplement with my - Norwich maid at my back, I was most agreeably 
surprised with y' letter by a servant from Shire-Oaks, and I return you 
many thanks for it. . 

I am situated in a mighty good neighbourhood here, seven gentill 
families within less distance than Mr. Thomhagh.-' 

(Mr. Thornhagh of Fenton was second cousin to Thornhagh Gurdon 
of Letton.) 

" I have got an excellent house, am quite settled, and my cellar, my 
vaults I should say, for such they are, are filling with ale. 

I am within less than a quarter of a mile of the forest, where will 
you believe me, I hunt sometimes once & sometimes twice a week, but 
it is the fearfull Hare «fc w*^ slow dogs, for as for your foxes and stags I 
have nothing to say to them. We killed a leash of Hares one day ye last 
week, & every Hare stood an hour & halfe. I have got a mighty good 
horse for y« purpose who carries me very safely <fe very soberly, tho' with a 
moderate pace, I can keep up to y« head of y« hounds, but would you 
believe even this of me in my old dales. 

I could almost wish my selfe a Bishop for ye sake of my Lady, for 
1 doubt it would not do under, if I thought it would, perhaps I might 
cross ye washes in less than a week, for if I marry again I am positively 
determined to come into Norfolk for a wife and perhaps you will think 
it is proper I should look out for one some where or other, when I tell 
you I am all alone, and like to be so, for my daughter is at Bishop-Thorpe 


and goes up to London w*^ my Lords Grace of York ; so if you hear of 
a proper piece of goods, advertise and assist your old friend who assisted 
you. Peg Hudson, but you killed her, would have been too old for me, 
& Miss Hat I doubt would be too many for me, so it must be something 
between y« one age and y« other, and therefore remember it 

The beginning of next month I go up to town to waiting but I 
have no great stomach to it, for there is nothing but roguery & robbing 
and bludgeons, cutlasses and murders, so that I shall be glad when I get 
again to my safe and clean retirement upon ye forest 

As I was so extreamly glad to hear from you, & took ye very first 
opportunity of thanking you for your kind letter, I hope you will not drop 
your correspondence. My humble service to all y'. family by name 

I am D^ Sr. 
Your obliged Humble servant 
W. Herring 

My niece is extremely well disposed of, I should be glad to see mj 
daughter as well fixed ; for my selfe I doubt I must e'en jog on y« resfc 
of y« journey of life alone." 

The lively style of this clergyman forms a contrast to the dignified 
writing of his brother, who, on his translation to the See of York in 
1743, thus thanks Thomhagh Gurdon for his congratulations : 

" Sir, The Forms <fe Hurrys of Business in this part of y« World 
are pretty much at an end w**» me, <& I take almost y« first opportunity I 
am master of, to thank you for your very obliging Letter, y'. expressions 
are a great mark of y^ Friendship, & as such I will take ye Liberty to 
esteem them, but it troubles me. That my Friends seem to conceive an 
opinion of me, by much too high. I will take it however as an Instruction, 
& come as near to it as I can. I hope M? Gurdon is well, I beg my best 
compliments to her & that you will accept of my sincerest wishes for her 
& y'. prosperity. 

I am S^., y'. very obliged Friend & Servant^ 
Tho: Ebor." 

GrundUhurgh Hally Woodbrtdge, W. Brampton Gurdon. 

SUFFOLK SURNAMES. No. IX. (Canduded). 

N. Norse: D. Danish : S. Swedish; F. Frisian; Fr. French; G. German; 
FL Flemish ; Dch. Dutch ; D.B. Domesday Book. 

Wadd, Wade: N. Vadi; D. Wad; D.B. Wado. 
Waddelow, a loc. n. from D. Wadel ; a p.n. comp. Waddilove. 
Waddesley, Wadley, from Wadsley ^a loc. n. Torks. 
Wagg; N; VlJgr; D. Waage; Dch. WaagjD.B. Wsgh. 

WtSSng, Wales, Wheals, Wheeler, Whyle, Whiley, W>lie, Weloher, Wilch ; «ee Veals. 
Wainwright; D. Weinrich; G. Weinerich, Weinert? D.B. Weniet, Wenric. 
Wake, Wakelin, Wakeling ; N. V^kiU ; D. Weeke ; G. Week ; S. WaokUn ; FL Weeck. 
Walford, a loc. n. Staffs. 

Walker; N. Valgardr: Dch. Walkart, Walker: FL Walckiers; G. Walke, Walker; 
D.B. Walcher, p.n. 


Walkerley, from Walkley, a loc. n. Yorks. 

Wall, Waller, Wallis, Wallace, Wallman ; set WhaU. 

Walpole, a loc. n. Sun. and Norf. 

Waleham, a loc. n. Suff. and Norf. 

WaltoiiLWolton, a loc. n. NoriL, Derbys., Staffs. 

Ward, Warth^ch. Waard, Warde. 

Wardle, from Warsdale ; a loc. n. Suff. 

Wardley, from Wardloy, RutL, or Weardley, Yorks. 

Warford ; ue Walford. 

Warman, Warmer, Wormer, Worme, Warmoll ! from Walmer, a loc. n. Kent, or 9ee 

Wame, Warner, Waughan, Worn ; tee Wames. 

Warwick, a loc. n. 

Waspe, from Warsop ; a loc. n. Notts ? 

Watcham, from Wazham, a loc. n. Norf. 

Waters, Waterson, Watkins, Watling, Watson; tee Watts. 

Watford, a loc. n. Herts, and Derbys. 

Wayman. Whayman ; N. Viniundr; B.B. Wimund, Wimer; D. Weyman, Wijman; 
G. Wimmer, Weimann : S. Weman ; FL Wyman, Woman ; p.n. 

Weavers: D. Wivet ; FL Wy vekens ; Dch. Wieffering. 

Webb, Webber, Webster; D., Dch., G. Weber; FL Webb. 

Webedale, a loo. n. 

Wedd, Weeding; tee Weeds. 

Weddup, a loc. n. 

Wegff; Dch. Wegge; teeWigwar: D.B. Wege, Wegbe. 

Weloon. a loa n. Northante ; Wildone, from Wilden, a loc. Beds. 

Wellingham, a loc. n. Norf. 

Wells, a loa n. 

Welton, a loc. n. Yorks., Lanes., Northants. 

West ; N. Vestarr ; D., Dch., and Fl. West ; D.B. Westre. 

Westgate, a loc. n. Yorks., Dur., Kent. 

Westley, a loc. n. Gamb. and Suff. 

Weston, a loa n. Suff., Staffs., Herts., Yorks. 

^estropp, Westrept, from Westhorpe; a loa n. Lines., Notts., Norf. ; Westrup, a 

D. loc. and p.n. 
Wetberhall, a loo. n. Cumb. 
Wetherley, from Wetherby ; a loa n. Yorks. 
Wetterton, from Wetherden ; a loa n. Suff. 
Whalley, Whaley, loo. n. Derbys. and Lanes. 
Whaites ; N. Vedr or Vettir ; F. W6t, W6U ; D. Wetje, Vett, Vetter ; G. Weth ; 

Fl. Weto;D.B.Wiet 
Wharton, a freq. loa n. 
Wheatley, a loc. n. Yorks., Notts., Oxf. 
Wheatow ; Dch. Witlage ; a loa n. ( Witlow). 
Wherry; FL W^I D.B. Werenc? 

Whimper, from Whimple, a loc. n. Devon. ; or Wimpole, Gamb. 
Whisler, Whissel ; see Whistler. 
Whistlecraf t ; G. Wesselh5ft: a loc. and p.n. 
White, Whiting, Whitear, Whiteman, Whittet, Whiterod ; N. Hvftej S. Witt» 

Witting; Dch. Wittert, Witman, Witte; D.B. Wihtmar, Widard, Wit, Wite. 
Whitebread; D.B. Witbert, Wibert; Fl. Wittebord; p.n. 
Whitmore, from Widmore or Whitmore, a loa n. Staffs. 
Whitrick, from Whittering ; a loc. n. Northants. 
Wbittaker, from Whiteacre. Worcs. : or Wheatacre. a loc. n. Norf. 
Whittle, from Whittle, Lanes. ; Whitle, Derbys. ; or Whitwell, Norf., Herts. 
Whittlesey, a loc. n. Gamb. 
Whittome^om Whittenham; a loc. n. Oxf. 
Whitton, Witton, a loc. n, Suff., Norf., Yorks. 
Whitworth, a loc. n. Dur. and Lanes. 

Whyatt, Wyatt : Dch. Wijarda, Wyatt; F. Wiaaxda; Fl. Wuyts; D.B. Wiet. 
Wick, Wix, Wykes ; tee Wigger. 

Wiokham, from Wykeham : a loa n. Yorks., Lines., Hants., Northants. 
Widnale, a loc. n. (Widdenhall). 


Wigffinton, a loc. n. Herts., Yorks. 

Wigntman ; »ee White. 

Wignal, from Wiggenhall ; a loc. n. Norf . 

Wilby, a loc. n. Norf.. Suff., Northante. 

Wilcocks ; Fl. Wiloockz ; B.B. Willaa 

Wild ; Ke Wildee. 

WUkiuB, Wilkerson, WilkinBon, Wilkie, Wilton, Willett, WilliamB, WilliamBon, 

Willimot ; ue Wilemar. 
Willeeee, from Wilaey, a loc. n. Suff. 
Willimont; m« Williment. 

Winch (a loc. n. Norf.), Wing, Wince, Winaon, Winn ; tee Yinoe. 
Winlove, Wincup, Winearl j tee Whin. 
Winter; D., S., JDch., FL, G. Winter. 
Winterton, a loc. n. Norf., Lines. 
Wisbey, Wisby, from Wiseby : a loc. n. Lines. 
Withers, F. f am. n. from Wlthert ; Boh. Wittert ; He Whittert. 
Witt; Dch. Witt; jee Whyte. 
Wollage, from Woolwich ; a loc n. 
WoUard, from Walworth ; a loc. n. 
Wolsey^rom Wolseley : a loa n. Sta£Es. 

Wood, Woodcock; N. Udr; D. Uhde; F. Udo, Udej D.B. UdL 
Woodham, a loc n. Ess. 
Woodrow, a loc. n. 
Woodthorpe, a loo. n. Lines., Ozf. 
Woodward, Woodyard, a loc n. (Woodgarth) ; ue Wood. 
Woolfenden, a loc. n. 
Wool ; G. Wolle; D. UhL 
WooUerson, from Woolaston; Northants., Woros., Heref., StafiFs. ; Woolverstone, 

Norf. : Woolston, a loc. n. Oxf., Hants. 
Woohiough, Wohio ; D.B. Ulnod. 
Woor, Wyre ; we Whur. 
Wooton, a freq. loc n. 
Worledge, a loc n. 
Worrall, a loc n. Yorks. 
Worship, from Warsop ; a loc n. Notts. 
Worsley, a loo. n. Lanes. 
Wortley, a loc. n. Yorks. 
Wragg; N. Ragi: Fr. Ragot; D. Rager. 
Wrate: D. Wriedt; S. mede, Wret. 
Wrench, from Renishaw ; a loc n. Derbys. 
Wretham, a loc n. Norf. 
Wyre ; dee Whurr. 
Wythe, from Wvtham ; Oxf., Lines. 
Yarham, from Yarm ; a loc n. Yorks. 
Yarington, a loc. n. 

Yarley, from Yardley ; a loc n. Woros., Northaati. 
Yarrow, a loc. n. Scotl., and Jarrow, Bur. 
Yeames; D. Gjemsj G. Jambert, Gems; Dch. Jampart, Jemkes, Gemert; II. 

Jamar, Jamart, Jambers, James ; D.B. James. 
Yeoman; G. Jochmann. 
Yelloly, a loc. n. ScotL 

Yirling: N. Erlingr; S. Gjerlingj D.B. Erlenc 

Yonge, Young, Youngman; D., Dch., Fl., G. Jong, Jung, Junger, Jungman. 
York, a loc n. 
Youud ; tee Howard. 
Youles; tee Yule 

BavemUme ffoipital, Ashby-dc-lci-Zouch* H. Barber, m.d. 



Barringtons Mapii^tbd Parva. 

Fee, De eodem WiUielmo pro una pecia terre vocato Averles juxta 
Herlowes lane quondam predict! Willielmi Dawe — ij*. 

De Johanne Dawe pro 1 acra terre jacente juxta acram terre 
Yocatam Paynesty ex una parte et terram vocatam Lefsjes lande 
quondam Willielmi Dandevjle postea Nicholaus Dawe unde per 
annum — ^rjd. 

De Johanne Alderton pro uno messuagio et una pecia terre 
quondam Willielmi Neve jacente inter terris quondam Johannis 
Bourgher ex una parte et terris nuper Willielmi Portwej vocatis 
StrangeB et altera parte et reddit per annum — in* ob. 

De eodem Johanne pro uno cotogio in dicta villa vocata Millers 
cum una crofta terre vocata Strangs quondam Johannis Lumbe 
nuper Roberti Picote de Halstede et Reddit per annnm — x^. 

De eodem Johanne pro una crofta terre vocata Lavenders quondam 
Willielmi Neve et nuper Thome Dawe per annum — i^. 

De eodum pro una crofta terre vocata Pynomire Croft jacente 
juxta terras nuper Rogeri Toteriche ex parte una et terras vocatas 
Longemere ex parte altera et dicta terra quondam fuit Rogeri 
Toteryche et reddit per annum — vi^. 

De Willielmo Ayloffe pro una crofta terre vocata Luriemore 
quondam Symonis Byott nuper Johannis Freebeme per annum — 


De pro una crofta terre vocata Pvksale juxta terras 

vocatas Fitz Johns quondam Thome Assheford per annum — ij^. 

Summa x». vi^. ob. 


De Roberto Sexton de Lavenham pro uno tenemento vocato 
Byham Ball cum ix acris terre vocatis Buckmongers lande jacentes 
in Gestingthorpe juxta Roystonys Way our ex una parte et regiam 
viam ducentem de Gestingthorpe versus Wakkystye ex altera parte 
que quondam terrae fuerunt Thomse Harkyn et reddit cum homagii& 
et releviis et pertinentiis at cum iiij<^. Domini Regis per annum, 
dictis terminis — xxij<*. 

Summa xxii^. 

Mapii^tbdb Magna. 

De Willielmo Ayloffe pro ij tenementis quondam Johannis Hert 
postea Johannis Freebeme in eadem villa per annum — xv^. 

De pro uno tofto quondam Simonis Atwill et 

Reginalde Eempte et aliud capute inde abbuttant super terras 
predicti Willielmi Byott — njd. 

De eodem pro alio tenemento Attewell quondam dicte Isabelle 


Webb postea Johannis Freeberae per annum — per annum ujs. vna. 
ob. qa. 

De eodem pro iij rodis terre quondam Rogeri at Kempe jacentes 
inter terras quondam Willielmi Bjott ex una parte et alnetum dicti 
Reginald! modo — ex parte altera et reddit — per annum i ob. 

De eodem pro iij acris quondam Willielmi Byott in eadem villa 
per annum^vid. 

De eodem pro una pastura vocata le Bromehill quondam predicti 
Willielmi Byott per annum — iiij<^. 

Summa vi». i^. qa. 


De Magistro Cantarie pro iij acris quondam Domini Johannis 
Bourghier jacentes in camp vocato Broinefeld ex opposite tenemento 
Thome Fitz John et pro iij acris pasture jacentes inter terras 
Johannis Fuller vocatas Cetjlls croft ex parte una et regiam viam 
ducentem de Heningham ad Castrum versus Halstede ex parte 
altera per ann. — viii^. 

De Johanne Fuller pro parcellis terre infra predictas terras 
vocatas CetylU juxta regiam viam ducentem de Halstede predicta 
versus Heningham ad Castrum quondam Laurentii Ferror nuper 
Johannis Spylman — xii^. et, gallina. 

De Alicia Ferror pro uno messuagio cum ij croftis terre vocatis 
Garrards jacentes ex opposite terras vocates Cetylls juxta regiam 
viam supra dictam quondam Egidii Prour postea Laurentii Ferror 
per annum cum ij* Domino Regi — xxiij<^, ij gallinae. 

De uxore Thome Shattock pro una acra terre infra campum 
magistri Cantarie juxta de Slowhouse vocatum Galefeld et pertinet 
ad obit Thome Shattock quondam magistri predicti cantarie et 
reddit per annum — ^j*. 

De eodem pro iij rodis prati juxta terram vocatam le Hatkome 
versus occidentem et ripam versus orientem per annum — ^jd. 

De Willielmo Ayloffe pro uno crofto terre apud Brokestrete 
vocatum Warderohe nuper Thome Ayloffe per annum — xvid. ij 
gallinse et xx ova. 

Summa v«. i^. 


De Domina Chamberlayn pro ij parcellis in eadem villa vocatas 
Bonetts lande quondam Ricardi Knight postea Johis Fitz Ralph 
militis unde una parcella continet iij acras in campo vocato 
Churchfeld et alia parcella terre continet ij acras teiTC jacentes in 
campo vacate Woodfeld juxta terram quondam Ricardi Knight per 
annum — ij". 

De Domina Arundell pro uno messuagio et duobus croftis terre 
adjacentibus Ricardo Parsaye postea Johanne Hastynge jacent 



ju2ta tenementum quondum Aubry modo iu tenura Johannis Fitz 
Stephens per annum — ij» 

De eadem Domina pro ij parcellis terre in Woodfeld jacentes 
inter terras Johannis Fitz Ralph ex parte una quondam Thome 
Chap modo in tenura dicti Johannis Fitz Stephen per annum — iiljd. 

De Roberto Fyrmyne pro duobus acris terre in Woodfeld 
jacentes inter terras Johannis Fitz RaflFe ex parte una et terras 
quondam John Alton ex parte altera et unam croftam terre vocatam 
le longe croft jacentem subtimo messuagium suum quondam Ricardi 
Knight et dictam terrani vocatam Knyghts et reddit per annum — 


De eodem Roberto Fyrmyn pro una parcella terre in Woodfeld 
jacentem inter terras Collegii de Sudburye ex parte una et terram 
quondam Thome Andre ex parte altera et dicta parcella terre 
quondam fuit Johannis Browne nuper Thome Clape postea Roberti 
Barker per annum — iij<^. 

De eodem pro toto capitali messuagio vocato Stullocks quondam 
Johannis Stullock — vi^. 

De Roberto Lyster pro uno crofto terre quondam Thome Davy 
postea Thome Coke jacentem inter terras collegii de Sudbury 
predicti ex parte una et viridem vocatum Gysley Tye ex parte 
altera et reddit per annum — ix^. ob. 

De Magistro Collegii de Sudburye pro una acra et dimidia terre 
in Woodfeld jacentem inter terras vocatas Stullocks — vii<^. ob. 

De eodem magistro pro duobus croftis terre vocatis Horsecrofta 
quondam Johannis Pryntyse postea Thome Bust de Sudburye 
jacentes ominst et reddit per annum — xii<^. ob. 

Summa vii». viii*^. ob. 

(To he continued,) 


IN THE 14th century, AS SHOWN IN THE 


Hundred of RiSBRmoE— £ s. d. 
Separate, Keddington • 10 

£0 10 
Jfot teparate. Cooling - 60 

Poslingford - 16 4 
Gazeley - - 37 

Bradley Parva - 85 10 

Bradley Magna - 4 13 8 

Stoke - . 16 8 
Whixoe - . 5 

Moulton • • 6 10 

£19 6 6 

One-half . £9 13 9 

Total for Risbridge £10 2 9 

H. OF Babekgh— £ 8. d. 

Separate, Newton - - 12 

Glemsford - S 

Stoke by Neyland 5 

Not stparaU, Wiston • -40 

Alpbeton • 34 

Melford - - 6. 

Waldingfield Magna 49 6 
Polstead - • SO 

One-half • 
Total for Babergh 

7 18 6 
. £3 19 S 

£4 19 S 


The follo^ving table gives the Hundreds in which flax and hemp are 
recorded, the number of parishes in each, recorded in the Inquisition, 
the total amount of the Tithes of the crop, the number of parishes in 
which it is mentioned, and the total value of the crop. 

Valus of 


Valdk of 

No. OF 






£ 8. d. 


£ 8. d. 



5 6 8 


53 6 8 

Carlford ... 


4 10 


40 10 

Hartism^re and Stowe 


4 14 2 


47 1 8 



9 11 4 


95 13 4 



8 2 





3 4 10 


32 8 4 

ThredUng ... 







]G 6 6 


163 5 



11 4 



Wangford, &c. 


10 6 8 


105 6 8 

Cosford ... 


9 5 


4 14 2 

Bly thing ... 


19 9 2 


194 11 8 

Kiabridge ... 


10 2 9 


101 7 6 

Babergh ... 


4 9 8 


44 12 6 

274 £107 19 9 140 £1081 15 6 

It thus appears that the parishes regarding which the record is full 

— 242 in number, flax and hemp were grown in more than half — 132, 

and that the annual value of the crop varied in each hundred according 

to its size, from a few pounds to nearly i>200. The value of the 

recorded crop exceeds £1000. But in several hundreds, comprising a 

large number of parishes, it is probable that flax and hemp were ^so 

grown, because, regarding them no negative inference can be drawn, fbr 

the reasons above mentioned. These are, with the number of their 

parishes, as follows : — 

Thingoe ... ... ''Decanat'deOreford"... 22 

Samford ... ... "27 Blythingt (part) ... 8 

Wilford .>. 18 

Lothing ... ... 17 92 

In these Hundreds and parishes, of which the details are not given, 
we may assume that there was the same general cultivation of flax and 
hemp. The proportion of them, corresponding to that of the other 
parishes with full record, in which the amount was worth note, would be^ 
roughl}^ 50. This raises the parishes in which the crop was grown 
to 190 out of a total of 356 — "grown," that is, in noteworthy titheable 
amount , 

The total value of the recorded tithes being XI07 19s. 9d., the 
annual value of the flax and hemp will have been £1,081 l5s. 6d. 
The average amount per parish is thus about £6 6s. Od. 

If we add to the amount of the noted tithes and value of noted 
crop, a sum con*esponding to the tithes and value of the assumed cro)) 

* Wangford 22 pariabttg, but in eight the entries are too brief and general to 
permit an inference. The eight are, therefore, included in the next list. 

t See remark abiWe. 


in the parishes in which the system did not permit record, the total 
annual value of the crop would be raised to about J&1,400. Doubtless, 
so me addition should be made for quantities too small to be assessed, 
or if assessed, only under the "minute tithes." Hence £1,500 will 
not be above the probable value. 

With what sum does this correspond at the present day ? It seems 
impossible to obtain a trustworthy answer. The result of a rather 
wide examination of sources of information, is that the present value of 
money, pounds, shillings, and pence, is probably more than three times 
the value of the period of this record. It will, therefore, be within the 
truth to assume that the annual value of the crop in Suffolk was 
£5,000 in present money. 

This is not much for a county. But the cultivation was probably 
in the main for domestic use. To some extent, perhaps, in districts 
near the sea, hemp may have been grown for the rope makers. In the 
middle ages the ability to prepare the material and to produce linen, 
&c., for the family, was widely diflFused among the peasants. But the 
preparation which either flax or hemp has to undergo, immediately after 
being gathered, requires skill, when the transmission of this, through 
successive generations, ceased fi'om any cause, it could not probably be 
recovered. The changes in manufacture, and supply of modem times, 
precludes any possibility of the revival of the mediaeval widenapread 
cultivation. Grown on a large scale, with proper arrangements for the 
treatment of the crop (steeping, &c.), it might conceivably pay. The 
Rev. Dr. Hind informs me that an experimental growth of flax was 
commenced, not along ago, near Sudbury. Perhaps some reader of the 
E, A, can state the result. 

* It is curious that hemp has practically disappeared from Suffolk as a wild 
"escape," and flax only occurs here and there. Was Suffolk essentially unsuited to 
hemp ? In Dr. Hind's Flora of Suffolk, flax is spoken of as "extensively cultivated," 
but the esteemed author of the work has informed me that the words were not 
intended to apply to Suffolk ; nor indeed to the present time. 

[The following interesting communication has been sent to me by 
Mr. Hugh Ross of the Flax Works, Long Melford, in answer to an 
enquiry. It shows that the recent cultivation of flax has been not 
inconsiderable : — 

" Nearly 40 years ago I came to reside in Sufiblk as manager to 
the Eye Flar Works. At that time, I think, there were about 500 or 
600 acres in cultivation in East Suffolk. This quantity was increased 
gradually, until, in 20 year's time, it reached between 3 and 4,000 
acres annually in Suffolk. This has decreased since, until now only 
about 300 acres of flax are grown annually. The flax grown is of 
good quality, and two or three tons per acre with seed on may be 
expected, worth £4 to £5 10s. per ton. The largest growers do not 
consider it an exhaustive crop. It has to be sown between March 15 
and April 15, if later it is of poor quality."]— W. R. G. 


The Coggeshall Family (Vol. i., pp. 263; v. 79, U2). — Reference 
is here made to a Samuel Coggeshall residing in London as being among 
the last of that name in England, and also as having relatives in 
America, who in his will, dated 1712, gives all his property to Mary, his 
mother, of Rhode Island. 

This Samuel was born at Newport, Rhode Island, his father was 
Major John, son of the immigrant John. At the time of Major John's 
death he mentions Samuel in his will, dated 1708, as having been abroad 
a number of years. 

Thomas Coggeshall of Ipswich, who died in 1768, is the last of the 
English branch that I have any record. 

The following data may be of some assistance in establishing 
the home and birth-place of John Coggeshall the immigrant. There 
can be but little doubt but what he came from Essex. Anne Coggeshall, 
his mother, was residing at Castle Hedingham at the time her will was 
made in 1645. Anne, her daughter, who is mentioned in that will, 
married Richard Raymond, son of Henry of Dunmow. 

John Coggeshall came to America with a company of 21 others. 
In those days parties were made up many times of neighbours and 
relatives and usually from near localities. The second name on this list 
is John Talcott, and John Coggeshall is the fourth, as they signed their 
names when taking the oath of allegiance. John Talcott it is claimed 
came from Braiutree. This company after its arrival here is referred to 
in two or three cases as the "Braintree Coloney." Now with this 
reference to Braintree, the sister's husband Richard Raymond, residing 
at Dunmow, and Anne the mother at Castle Hedingham the later part 
of her life at least (and as these places are quite near together), it looks 
as if his home must have been in or near some of them. In the will of 
Annie Coggeshall mentioned above, dated at Castle Hedingham 1645, 
she mention a son John at that time in New England and also his 
children, John, Anne, Mary, Joshua, and James, but there is no mention 
of her husband in the record of the marriage of Anne. her daughter to 
Richard Raymond his name is given as John. There is some doubt I 
think if all the children named in this will came to America with their 
father John. He joined the First Church in Roxbury, Mass., soon after 
his arrival, his name, with his wife, Mary, and children John, Joshua, and 
Anne appear on the records, later on he removed to the First Church in 
Boston, and on the records of that church are the baptism of three 
other children Hannanel, Bediah, and Wait ; James and Mary may have 
come some time after their parents, although there is no record of their 
coming to America. 

15, Waumhech Street, Roxbury, Mass, C. P. Coggeshall. 

The annexed transcript of an original document penes me will serve 


to furniBh certain interesting particulars of John CoggeehaU's tenure of 
lands in the Manor of Wascolies, parish of Co. 

i7, Hil/drop Cre$emt, London, N. Daniel Hipwbll. 

Thb Manor op Wascolies. A General Court Baron of Elisabeth 
Betts, Widow, Lady of the said Manor holden in and for the said Manor 
upon Monday the Nineteenth day of March in the Year of Our 
Lord One thousand seven hundred and Fifty Three Before Delme 
Vanheythuysen, Esquire, Steward There. 

Tj \ Joseph Jeafireson "\ o 

Homage | jofan Bullamer | ^"^^ 

Whereas Att this Court It was presented by the Homage, That 
John Coggeshall who held to him and his heirs diverse Lands and 
Tenements of this Manor by Copy of Court Roll dyed since the last 
Court thereof seized but who was his next heir They Knew not Therefore 
a Proclaimation was made for the heira of the said John Coggeshall or 
any other person or persons who had any claim or Title To the Lands 
Tenements or Hereditaments whereof the said John Coggeshall dyed 
seized to come into Court And be admitted to the same Otherwise the 
same would be seized into the hands of the Lady of the said Manor as 
forfieted to her for want of a Tenant And Whereas the said John 
Coggeshall deceased Att a Court holden in and for this said Manor upon 
the Twenty fourth day of October in the Year of Our Lord One thousand 
six hundred and Ninety Eight Did Surrender out of his hands into the 
hands of the Lord of the said Manor All his Lands and Tenements 
holden of the said Manor by Copy of Court Roll To the Use of his last 
Will and Testament in writing Declared or to be Declared Now Att this 
Court came into Court in his proper person Thomas Coggeshall Cousin 
and Devisee under the Will of the said John Coggeshall And brings into 
Court the last Will and Testament of the said John Coggeshall deceased 
in the words and to the Effect following " In the Name of God Amen I 
John Coggeshall of Framlingham in the County of Suffolk Gentleman 
being of sound and disposing mind and memory Do make and ordain 
this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I 
Give and Devise unto my Cousin Thomas Coggesshall of Ipswich in the 
said County of Suffolk Gentleman All that my Messuage or Tenement 
and farm with all the Lands hereditaments and Appurtenances 
whatsoever thereunto belonging as well freehold as Copyhold scituate 
and being in Tauniugton in the said County of Suffolk And Also All 
Those my Messuages lands Tenements and hereditaments with the 
Appurteunntces thereunto belonging as well Copyhold and freehold ad 
leasehold scituate lying and being in Clopton in the said County of 
Suffolk or in some other parish or place thereunto near or next adjoining 
now in the Tenure or Occupation of John Capon his Undertenant or 
Assigns To Have and To Hold the said Messuages or Tenements and 
farms Lands Hereditaments and all and singular other the Premisses 


iffith their and Every of their Appurtenantces uuto the said Thomas 
Coggeshall and the heirs Males of his Body lawfully begotten And in 
Default of such Issue Then and soforth." And puts himself in favour 
of the said Lady of the said Manor And prays to be admitted Tenant 
To the Lands Tenements and hereditaments holden of the said Manor by 
Copy of Court Roll whereof the said John Coggeshall his Cousin dyed 
seized under the will of the said John Coggeshall deceased (that is to 
say) To Two closes of Land containing by Estimation six Acres and 
Two prices of Land and pasture formerly of Robert Stacey and One petce 
of meadow lying on Long Doole Two peices of Copyhold laud coutaining 
four Acres and To One p«ce of Meadow lying among lands of this Manor 
late in the tenure of George Stebbiug Gentleman towards the North and 
a meadow late of Anthony Gosnold formerly Robert Woods towards the 
South And abutts upon a meadow of the Manor of Rousehall towards 
the West and upon lands of the Tenement Shords towards the East (To 
which premisses the said John Coggeshall deceased and Bridgett his wife 
Were Admitted to them and their Assigns during the Term of their 
natural lives and the life of the longest liver of them and after their 
deceases To the Heirs of the said John on the body of the said Bridgett 
to be begotten. And for Default of such Issue To the heirs of the said 
John forever Att a Court holden in and for this said Manor upon the 
Twenty fourth day of October in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand 
six hundred and Ninety Eight Upon the Surrender of Henry Stebbing) 
To which said Thomas Coggeshall the Lady of this said Manor by her 
Steward Doth Grant and deliver Seizin thereof by the Rodd To Have 
and To Hold unto the said Thomas Coggeshall and the Heirs Male of 
his Body lawfully begotten Of the Lady Att the Will of the Lady 
according To the Custom of the said Manor By the Rents Customs and 
Services thereof heretofore Due And of Right accustomed And He 
paying To the Lady for a Fine And Soforth Is Admitted Tenant Thereof 
And Soforth. 


23 Dec. 1658. Assembly. 

"It is Agreed that thes poore boyes hereafter menconed shalbe 
those that shall haue the benifitt of M'' Snowes f M' Tylers gift That is 
to say Bezaleel Woolfenden, Jeames Woolfenden, John Wilie, Nathaniel 
Smart, Jonas Hawkins, Tho. Mighell, Jonathan ffulcher, John Wain wright. 

" It is Agreed that W^. John Humfrie shall att the Charges of this 
Towne Goe to M^ Glascocke w*^ A letter frO M'' Bailiffes f M^ Recorder 
to Invite him to be Schoole Master of the ffreeschoole of this towne." 

30 Dec. 1658. Great Court 

"Att this Court Nathaniell Bacon f ffrancis Bacon Esq" are Elected 


Burgesses for this towne to serve att tlie next Parliamt att WestmiustBr 
the 27<> of Januarie next to Act f consent unto such things As shalbe 
there Orda3'ne(l And that an Indenture shalbe made f Sealed att some 
Pettie Court (for the Returne of the sd Two Burgesses." 

30 Dec. 1658. Assembly. 

^^ Ordered that M^ Bailiffs shall make Warrants to the late 
Chamberlyns for the paym*. of Twentie Pounds to M^ Bacon One f 
Thirtie Pounds to M^ Hambie for their Paynes f Charges expended f 
laid out about the settlemt of M^ Cranes gift 

" Ordered that M' Bailiffs shall make out Warrants for the Paymt 
of fyve Pounds to M' Sicklemore f ffifteene Pounds sixteene shillings to 
Robt. Clorke for monie laied out f for ingrossinge f settlinge of Mr 
Tylors f M'' Snowes gift" 

4 Jan. 1658. Assembly. 

*^ Ordered that M^ Bailiffes shall send to Mr Becke f to desire him 
to take care of the grammer schoole while some supply shalbe made 
therof And during the plesure of this house." 

21 Jan. 1658. Assembly. 

" That the Tennscore timber trees shalbe sold for 640^ And that 
there shalbe An assemblie holden for the Sale therof one Mondaie come 
Benight f that there shalbe one aboue 2 Pouleings wherof one in the 
meadowe to be one." 

31 Jan. 1658. Assembly. 

'^ Agreed that the Tresurer shall builde A Lettle Boom at Mr 
Brunings house next the staircase into the orcherd Accordinge to 
M^ Brunings Request. 

"Att this Assemblie It is Agreed that Richard Osborne f Robt 
Wame shall haue Tenscore trees of the Ground att Ulveston Hall. 
The Pouleings in the Longe Meadowe to be one The Rest to be taken 
were they the sd Richard f Robt please And to paie for the same 635^ 
wherof 5^ te be paid downe f xxx^^ one Saterdaie next come ffortnight 
f Three hundred Pounds more in ^ uppon the ffower f twentieth dale 
of June next And the three hundred Pounds Residue in f uppon the 
ffower f twentieth of June 1660 The trees to be taken downe w*^in 
three Soiiiers And the ffourth Summer to clear the Grounde And the 
trees to be Marked by the sd Richard f Robt before the 25" of March 
And to give securitie ffor the Payment of the money betweene this f 
the tenth of Aprill And Agreed Alsoe that there shalbe noe more 
Timber ffelled of those Grounds to sell this yeare And if there be anie 
sold the next yeare It is agreed that the sd Richard f Robt shall haue 
the Refusall therof." 

The Long Houses Saffron Walden. W. E. Latton, f.&a. 

(To 6e continued,) 



" Alumni Cantabrioiensbs." — There has recently been issued the 
prospectus of a work of which this is the proposed title. Its object, as 
stated, is to give the Admissions to the several Colleges in the 
University of Cambridge, together with the University Matriculations 
and Graduations, 1443 — 1893, the whole translated and compiled from 
the original records and revised and annotated. A limited impression is 
t6 be published by subscription, in about twenty-one volumes, including 
a separate volume of Index to the whole. Trinity, it is expected, will 
occupy three volumes, and S. John's two, but with these exceptions each 
college will form a single volume, with an Introduction and Index of 
Names. The particulars which the work is to supply are classified 
under 18 distinct heads, and in a published letter the gentleman issuing 
the prospectus claims that he will do for Cambridge, not only what 
Colonel Chester did for Oxford, but also much more. 

Thus far by way of note, and I now proceed to say the prospectus 
was so attractive that I felt very much inclined at once to send in 
my name as a subscriber to some of the volumes, but on further 
consideration I determined to wait a little, in the hope of obtaining 
satisfaction upon a point which occurred to my mind, and which I will 
set forth. 

Two of the Colleges at Cambridge have printed, in part, their 
respective Admission Registers, S. John's, which was the first to appear, 
and which begins in 1629 (Old Style), and Caius, which starts in 1559 
(Old Style). The late Master of Jesus wrote thus to the late Colonel 
Chester : — 

" The Registers of this College, in which the names of the several 
students and particulars of their parentage and birth-places are 
generally recorded, do not go further back than 1619. Before that date 
their surnames are merely recorded, not often their christian names, 
much less that of their parents and birthplaces." 

And the Master goes on to express his regret that, therefore, he 
was unable to give, on these points, the information which had been 
sought. The Admission Register of Trinity begins, it is understood, 
near about the same date as that of S. John's, and the names which 
these two important colleges would furnish, constitute about one fourth 
of the whole number to be dealt with in the Alumni, At Clare, which 
is the second College in point of date, and was founded in 1326, the 
C3ce, it is believed, is much about the same. 

And so I might go on, but what has already been said is more than 
enough to explain the grounds of my query, which is : Where do the 
materials exist which will enable Mr. W. J. Harvey to carry out what is 
promised in his prospectus ? 

C. St. G. 


Barrington Family (Vol. v., n.s., p. 186). — Sir William de Barentine, 
temp, Henry in., is said to have beeu descended from the Barringtona of 
Hatfield Broad-oak (Salmon's Eisex, p. 90). How was he related to 
that family ? 

Sir Humphry de Barenton of Hatfield Bi-oad-oak had a younger son, 
William. Can he be indentified with this William de Barrentine who 
married Joan de Blaunchemoster ? 

The Barrigtons of Hatfield Broad-oak bore argent three chevrons gules 
and in chief a label of as many points azure, probably a variation of the arms 
of their feudal lords the Montfitchets, who bore gules three chevrons or. 

The coat of Montfichet itself was but a variation of that of the 
de Clares (^w three chevrons gules) and adopted in compliment to their 
alliance with that distinguished family. 

But Sir Dru de Barentine, json of Sir William, is recorded in Glover's 
Roll of Arms, temp. Henry in., to have borne this coat noir trois egles (Tor^ 
and in a roll of the time of Edward ii., the arms of Sir Dru de Barentine 
are entered as Sable six eagles argent, the number of the charge being 
at that time unlimited by any official regulation. 

C. F. D. Sperling. 

Parents at Weddings. — In an article that appears in the 
Westminster Review (November, 1893), on the Habits and Customs of 
Savage Life, the authoress, Lady Cook, states (p. 520), "At the 
weddings of agricultural labourers in Suffolk, it is, or was recently the 
custom that parents should not attend the weddings of their children. 
In Russia they are forbidden to be present.". 

Can any reader of the East Anglian confirm the statement ? 
Scuthwold. F. H. V. 


PiNKBNBT OF EssBX (Vol. V., p. 127). — RoBts de Pynkeneye of 
Wymbyssh, Hendr* de Hudd' and Froswelle, Essex, is mentioned in 
"Nonarum Inquisitiones," a.d. 1340 (p. 306). 

Charles S. Partridge. 

MuNNiNGS OF Suffolk (Vol. v., p. 176). — I have in my possession a 
deed dated 14 January, 1634, by which Robarte Partridge of Stoake by 
Nayland, yeoman, settles on "Elisabeth my nowe wiffe" a tenement, 
<fec., called Roodings, situated near Stoke Church, and bought by his 
father, Thomas Partridge, from Richard Monyngs of Stoke, yeoman, 
22 Aug. 1699. Tho. Partridge lived at Higham, afterwards at Capel. 
It is not improbable that his second wife Susan was daughter of this 
Rich. Monyngs. Their eldest child Richard was bap. in 1601 at Higham. 
Robert Partridge of Stoke was their third son. He afterwards removed 
to Hoi ton Hall, where he died in 1676. His descendants rented Shelly 
Hall for more than 130 years, from whom is descended 

Stowmarket, Suffolk. Charles S. Partridge. 


NORFOLK BRASSES (pp. 161—164.) 

Allow me to make the following remarks on Mr. Rye's interesting 
communication in the November issue relative to Mr. Talbot's valuable 
etchings of now lost Norfolk brasses. The numerals refer to those 
employed by Mr. Rye. 

1. Engraved by Cotman (Vol. i., pi. 60). The date is given as 
1527 by both Blomefield and Cotman, so that 1521 is very probably an 
error on Mr. Talbot's part. 

3. Engraved by Cotman (Vol. ii., pi. 107). " Quasi fessus " as 
given by Blomefield and Cotman is evidently the right reading in line 4 
of the inscription, being required both by the metre and the sense. In 
line 7, "*«o ducat'* should be read instead of ^^trio ducax" This 
inscription was on four detached labels arranged around the figure at a 
little distance apart. 

4. This is mentioned by Mr. Farrer as No. iv. at St. Stephen's, 

6. Engraved by Cotman (Vol. i., pi. 17). Having been long lost 
is not mentioned by Mr. Farrer, his list only professing to give brasses 
in existence at the time of compilation. This remark also applies to 
Nos. 3, 7, 10, and many others, noted as "New." 

6. Mr. Farrer seems here to be incorrect as to the wife's Christian 
name, which he gives as "Christian," having been misled by following 
Cotman — in the letterpress — and Haines. Blomefield as well as Mr. 
Talbot give it as Mary. The male effigy is engraved by Cotman (Vol. i., 
pi. 27). 

8. This brass, according to Blomefield (8vo. edit., rv., p. 455), 
formerly existed in St Clement's, Nortnch, He gives the name as 
Qvryney [?Quincey], and states that by will dated in 1461 — which 
would be the approximate date of the brass — the person commemorated, 
who appears to have been an alderman of the city, desired to be buried 
in the chancel of the above Church, though in Blomefield's time, the 
brass was to be found, with many others^ now all lost with one exception, 
in the Nave. 

Mr. Rye's suggestion that those brasses which have not been 
engraved already, should be now published on a scale similar to 
Ootman's, by the Norfolk and Norwich Archasological Society will, it 
may be trusted, receive favourable consideration. It must be observed, 
however, that of those he mentions Nos. 1, 3, 5, and 11 are already, as 
well as No. 6, to be found in Cotman, bnt I would suggest that both the 
Brasyer brasses from St. Stephen's, Norwich, Nos. in. and iv. in Mr. 
Farrer's List — the latter. No. 4, in Mr. Rye's communication — should 
now be engraved, as well as No. 13^ the half-effigy formerly at Worstead. 
The Brasyers especially deserve this treatment, as there can be little 
donbt that for several generations they were among the principal 
artificers of the locally-executed brasses, so numerous throughout 



Norfolk. Both the brasses in question were utidoubtedlj executed in 
their workshop, about the date of the latter, 1513. 

Perhaps complaint against Mr. Farrer's list as not containing 
notices of lost brasses is a little misconceived. His object throughout 
was to furnish a complete and accurate list, which should be also easily 
portable, of everything "now remaining" in the County. That he 
attained this object very successfully is shown by the fact that very few 
substantial inaccuracies can be pointed out in his compilation, and that 
a very small number indeed of additional brasses have come to light, 
either out of Church Chests, or private hands, during the four years 
which have elapsed since the publication of the list.. 

It is certainly to be desired that a List should be compiled for 
Norfolk, as for other counties, giving full descriptions of all existing 
brasses, with illustrations where desirable, and also full notes as to all 
brasses which are known on good authority to have been in existence at 
any time, and which are now lost, as well as descriptions, &c., of all 
matrices, or indents, now or recently to be found in Churches. These 
latter are frequently of much interest and importance. In Norfolk 
much difficulty would occur in making anything like a complete list of 
lost Brasses, owing to the fact that the great history known as 
Blomefield's deals in some Hundreds with monumental memorials with 
the greatest fulness and exactness, in others more or less meagrely, and 
in others omits them entirely, so that I fear no list now compiled could 
hope to be more than a partial and imperfect record. Even that, however, 
would be of great value and interest, and it may be hoped the subject 
may not be lost sight of. 

The compiler would find his labour immensely lightened by Mr. 
Farrer's unpretentious but most practical publication, though he would 
aim, of course, at producing a work of a much larger and more costly 
character, which would require adequate support for its production. 
It might well be the work of a laborious life-time, backed by a long purse. 

Brancaster Rectory, King^s Lynn, C. G. R. Biroh. 

Kbmball op Suffolk. — The following stray notes are towards a 
pedigree of Kemball of Suffolk. 

Inscriptions on head-stones in Hitckam Churchyard. — I. Ann the wife 
of Richard Kemball 7 Aug. 1797 aged 100. II. Ric. K. 4 Sep. 1792 aged 
89. III. John son of John and Elizabeth K. 27 June 1796 aged 17. 
IV. (Double head-stone.) John son of Ric. and Ann K. 19 Mar. 1803 
aged 63 ; Eliz. the wife of John K. 15 Ap. 1813 aged 63. V. Ric. K. 
son of John and Eliz. K. 7 Mar. 1838 aged 58. VI. Sarah the wife of 
Tho. K. 8 Ap. 1814 aged 80. VII. Mary K. wife of Ric. K. 8 Ap. 1810 
aged 79. VIII. Tho. K. 9 Jan. 1805 aged 70. IX. Eliz. wife of 
Christopher Ranson 8 Dec. 1782 aged 55. X. Eliz. the wife of William 
K. 17 Feb. 1772 aged 78. XL William K. 28 Sep. 1748 aged 53. XII. 


Mary da. of Tho. aud Mary K. 15 Feb. 1803 aged 13 months. XIIL 
John K. 18 July 1858 aged 62 ; Mary Eliz. wife of the above 18 Deo. 
1855 aged 50. 

Imtcriptions on head-atones in Combs* Churchyard. — I. Eleanor wife 
of Tho. Kemball 7 Jan. 1803 aged 72; Tho. K. 4 Dec. 1762 aged 32. 
II. Mrs Ann Eastwick da. of Tho. and Eleanor Kemball of Combs 27 
July 1794 aged 32. III. John K. 6 Ap. 1819 aged 60. IV. William 
K. 25 Ap. 1815 aged 29 ; Mary Ann da. of Will, and Susan K. 13 May 
1815 aged 3. V. Martha wife of Tho. Godbold 30 Sep. 1861 aged 67; 
Martha Kemball mother of the above 21 Feb. 1847 aged 81. 

Inscriptions on head-stones, d&c, in Buxhall Churchyard. — I. Eleanor 
wife of William Kemball 26 Feb. 1862 aged 88; Will. K. 8 Feb. 1865 
aged 84. II. Mary Lott wife of Will. Colman and second da. of WilL 
and E. Kemball 30 Ap. 1870 aged 57. III. Eleanor wife of WilL 
Boulter 24 June 1874 aged 63 ; Will. Boulter 5 Jan. 1882 aged 74. 

Head-stone in Falkenham Churchyard, — Margaret the wife of Tho. 
Kemball, who was Mother to 10 children, 10 Oct. 1730 aged 38. 

Will. Kembald of Walsh'm (Walsham-le-Willows) is mentioned in 
Nonarum Inquisitiones, a.d. 1340. (See also The East Anglian^ N.B. 
Vol. iv, p. 276 ; Vol. v., p. 13). 

Charles S. Partridge. 

* " In the Belfry the following names have been cut in the stone. 
*' William Kemball Holy Oak Combs aged 20 yean 1781. 
" W. K. 1772."— Manuscript Hist, of Gom^M penes G. T. 


No. XV. 

The following extracts are from letters written by Miss Brocket of 
Spain's Hall in Essex, to her friend Mrs. Gurdon, whose maiden name 
was Dillingham, and who had recently married Thomhagh Gurdon of 
Letton, in Norfolk. The Brockets were an ancient family, now extinct 
in the male line, the last member having married, in the eighteenth 
century, Stanes Chamberlayne, Esq., whose son inherited Spain's Hall, 
and took the name and arms of Brocket. 

This young lady, who writes in a lively strain, with hardly any 
punctuation, and a constant omission of the pronoun I, gives an 
amusing account of the gaieties of London, in the first half of the 
eighteenth century. 

In a letter dated the 8th February, 1738-9, and franked by Sir 
Francis Child, m.p. for Middlesex, Miss Brocket, after giving a list of 
approaching marriages (" we shall all, I hope, be married in time ") says : 
" I have been but twice at the play (suppose you will say what have I 
been doing), and happened to sit next box but one to your neighbour 
Woodhouse and her sister Molly." 


Letitia, the eldest daughter of Sir Edmund Bacon, married Sir 
Armine Wodehouee ; her sister Mary died unmarried. 

" Begin now to relish the diversions of the town, tho believe my 
dislike is a good deal owing to the want of your company, even the 
parke dont look as it did when you used to trip along the Mall, am sure 
I have a great loss of you as a friend and agreeable companion. Now 
must talk of fashions, french caps are as much worn as ever with the 
addition of a little periwig which a great many young people wear ; all 
new gowns are made with french sleeves, some make direct sack sleeves, 
but they are not so general ; hoops rather bigger than less, and those 
that wear english heads have such monsterous deep pleats that tis quite 
disguising. Am very glad your neighbours are so sociable, but mama 
desires youd tell me of no more Balls, for she says I coud talk of nothing 
else for a week, indeed did not sleep one night for thinking how unlucky 

twas we could never get a fiddle while I was with you have not 

play'd at Quadrille since I left letton, if could be there with a wish, 
should often come and take a game with you." 

On the 27th March, Miss Brocket writes again from London to her 
friend in the country : " You told me in your last that thought it long 
since you heard from me, and as you're so kind to tell me my faults, 
yo see I begin to mend, not that anything I write can be very entertaining 
to you who can spend y time much better than reading my scrible 

scrable Suppose youl like to hear a little how the world goes. 

M7 Dillingham " (M^ Qurdon's mother) " was so kind to take me with 
her to the Bidotto, twas the fullest I ever see tis said there was 16 
hundred and 20 people. Lady Dashwood, who was Miss Spencer of 
Suffolk was extremely fine in jewels to the value of ten thousand pound ; 
the embroidery of her cloaths cost two hundred.*' 

Sir James Dashwood, of Kirtlington, m.p. for Oxfordshire, married 
Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir (with her sister Anne, Duchess of 
Hamilton,) of Edward Spencer. Esq., of Rendlesham, in Suffolk. The 
brocaded gown is still preserved at Kirtlington. 

" I see Miss Lucas and Gosset and several more of y'' neighbours ; 
shall leave the rest of that evenings divertion to y*^ mother, who believe 
will give yo an account that will make you laugh. We went to M" Olives 
benefit, there was a great deal of company, but the house did not look as 
it used to do when you was there, at least I thought so. As to the park 
the weather has been so bad theres been no such thing as walking, fancy 
the country begins to look pleasant. . . . Suppose twill not be long before 
we go there for every time the sun shines papa talks of packing us off. 
. . . how does the cross stich screen go on 1 fancy the pinks and lillies 
look very pretty upon it, dare say jr noble petticoat is almost finished, 
as for mine there has not been a stitch set in it since I left you. papa 
has just told me he has fixed this day 3 weeks for our going into the 
country, the thought of which has made me a little grave." 

Miss Brocket's chaperon, Mrs. Dillingham, writing to her daughter 


on the 3l8t March, gives a similar account of the Ridotto : " Miss 
Brocket & M? Curtis & her daughter went with me to y« Ridotto. M'. 
Curtis was there before us, so we thought he came there to take care of 
his daughter ; it was y finest ft fullest Ridotto they say that ever was. 
Lady Dashwood, who was Miss Spencer, was y finnest there, her 
gown was scarlet imbroiderd with Silver it cost two hundred pounds 
imbroidering. She was very fine in diamond. I heard they cost Six 
Thousand pounds ; I sta/d till two a clock ft then told M"? Curtis I 
was going home. She said she damot go without M^. Curtis ; so Miss 
Brocket ft I went home ft she stay'd till six a clock in ye morning ft 
then went home with out her Husband for he went home at one a dock 
ft said not a word that he was going ; yr. Aunts have changed their 
dress. M>[" Linford has a gown ye couller of mine with white spots. 
M? Blackall has a white dammask with such light gray flowers as your 
night gown, and a hoop coat 2 yeards theee quarters wide/' 

All the above letters are written with the ceremony usual at that 
time ; Miss Brocket writes to her most intimate frieud '* Dear Madam," 
and subscribes herself, " your very humble servant," while M? Dillingham 
addresses her daughter as *^ Dear M? Gurdon," although she ends her 
letter, *^ with servis to Mr. Gurdon ft am, dear Sally, most affectl^ yours." 

In a subsequent letter, dated the 24^ April, M? Dillingham states 
that " Miss Brocket went to Ham last friday was seflight, she need not 
regret leaveing london for here has bin no weather for Kensington 
Gardens nor evening Park yet. . . . you will say I am grown gay when 
I tell you I have bin at y« King's drawing Room, it was crowded like 
ye Ridotto ft last Thursday I was at y« House* of Lords to see y« King 
pass some bills, were I met with y« Bishop of Norwich ft his Lady, 
M*? Wards, M7 Houghton, ft several more that I knew, it was a very 
fine sight." 

This letter also contains some interesting information with reference 
to the price of tea in 1739 : "Tea is very dear, ft it is said it will be 
dearer, I have given 20 shillings a pound to M^ Blackall for ail y« Tea 
I have bought since I came to town ft I dont find that I can have any 
(that is so good) cheaper, I went last Saurday to buy Tea to carry to 
Hampton, he told me that y« same Tea I had for 20 he now sold for 24 
ft that to those of y* same Trade he had sold it for a Guinea, so I have 
bought for my Self some of his best which I gave a Guinea for ft some 
of Sixteen Shillings w<^ you wonld not like; I paid a Guinea for a 
pound of Tea for you, which I sent to M^ Herrings for to be conveyed 
to you ; I don't think it better than what we bought for 18 when you 
left London. M^. Blackall has Tea of diferent prices as 20 ft 18 ft 
lower, but those I bought I liked best" 

There is a much later letter from Miss Brocket to her friend, from 
which it appears that in 1752 she was still unmarried. Though some- 
what sobered, she still writes in a lively strain : " Had a letter from mj 
mother yesterday who desires her Compliments^ and bids me tell you 


can go into no genteel company without mourning, & likewise that she 
has secured a row for y« 3 benefits y® mentioned, as this is y« case, must 
gp to town to equip myself for am quite tired of looking like a magpye." 
The allusion is probably to the death of Louisn, youngest daughter 
of George ii., and wife of Frederick v., King of Denmark. 

GrundiBhurgh Hall^ Woodhridge. W. Brampton Gurdon. 

Folk Rhyme in use on St. Valentine's Day at Northrepps, 
Co.. Norfolk. — Mr. R. D. Gurney has kindly given me the following 
note on the above subject, which is quite new to me and may be to many 
others : — 

^* As long as can be remembered by the old people, it has been the 
custom for the children, some seventy, more or less, going very early in 
the morning of the 14th February to the chief houses where they sing — 

Good morrow, Valentine, 
How it do Hail : 

When Father's pig die. 
You shall ha' its tail. 

Good morrow, Valentine, 
How thundering Hot ; 

When Father's pig die, 
You shall ha' its jot. 

The rest of the time is whiled away in School Boai'd Songs. 
The custom is not known in the neighbourhood as far as I am aware." 
It would be interesting to know w^hat other East Anglian rhymes 
are still in use on this festival. 

W. B. Gbrish. 


A few yeara ago, a name in old English letters on the Ordnance 
mc^, and the sight of a cap of ivy conspicuous from the Southwold 
itttlway, induced me to visit the ruined chapel of St. Margaret, Mells, 
on the southern slope of the valley of the Blyth, one and a half miles 
from Halesworth. Interest at once superseded curiosity and led me to 
carefully investigate it. I have submitted to the Suffolk Institute of 
ArchflBology an account of the ruin, with some illustrations of it^ and 
such facts and records as I have been able to gather regarding its history. 
A brief preliminary note may interest the readers of the EaU Anglian, 
Strange to say, though the ruin has been mentioned, it has never been 
described in print, and the only ms. account of it I have found is 
quoted by Davy, from one of the volumes of Martin's Church Notes, 
in the possession of Mr. Milner-Gibson-CuUum of Hardwick Hall. 
Martin paid a casual visit to the ruin, which caught his eye one Sunday 
morning 150 years ago, when riding from Halesworth to Weuhaston. 
Davy seems not himself to have seen it, but he gives a drawing made 
.by the artist Davy. Two other dmwings exist in Ipswich. All three 


are inexact and quite worthless. Martin added a far more useful rough 
outline and plan, which I have reproduced. 

The ruin consists of the lower parts of the rubble and flint walls of 
a very small early Norman chapel, with chancel arch, and about eight 
feet of screen wall above it ; the latter covered by ivy, is the conspicuous 
feature from a distance. The remains of the nave wall is only a few 
feet high, but that of the apsidal chancel is eight feet above the ground. 
The lower part of the walls is everywhere concealed and protected outside 
by a bank of earth about three feet high, and the interior is filled to the 
same height by pure vegetable mould, the accumulation, during centuries, 
of the decomposing leaves of weed, bramble, etc. The interior was 
densely choked with bramble when I first visited it, and no trace of door 
opening could be discerned. The owner of the farm, Mr. J. Rouse of 
Ipswich, most courteously permitted me to have the interior cleared ; for 
the work of clearance I was greatly indebted to Mr. Kett, junr., now of 
Wenhaston Mill, who gave me the help which harvesting made otherwise 
impossible. Only one door opening exists, narrow, in the north wall of 
the nave, near the west end. At the end of the chancel, a narrow 
opening shows the position of a small Norman east window, and there 
are indications that there were two others, one on each side of the chancel. 
The nave walls are too low to permit any trace of window openings to 
exist. The nave is 30 feet by 15, the chancel 15 feet by 13, the 
chancel arch about 7 feet wide. Every worked stone has gone ; the place 
the stones occupied is conspicuous on the surface of the semi-circular . 
chancel arch. Doubtless they went to repair the neighbouring bridge 
three or four centuries ago. Unfortunately the sides of the chancel arch- 
way are gradually being destroyed, chiefly by climbing boys, so that, 
on each side, the wall is broken away for a space about two and a half 
or three feet deep and three or four feet high, thus imperilling gravely 
the stability of the arch and screen wall. The ruin stands in a cultivated 
field, about 30 yards from the "Chapel Farm." It is of very great 
interest, a model plan (and more) of a tiny Norman parish chapel, built 
certainly very suon after 1100, and apparently never altered or impressed 
with the changing architectural ideas of later times, although in use 
until about 1450. It is thus almost unique, and its neglect should no 
longer be a discredit to Suffolk Archseologists. It will well repay a visit 
both for its intrinsic interest and the charming view of the valley from 
its site. Gratitude is due to Mr. Rouse, for the fact that the ruin still 
exists, since he refused to listen to a request for its destruction. But it 
urgently needs to be enclosed by a li^ht iron railing with a gate, the key 
of which could be kept at the neighbouring farm. Subscriptions for 
this purpose aud other measures for the preservation of the remaining 
portions of the walls, will be gladly received and wisely applied by the 
Rev. J. B. Clare, Vicar of Wenhaston, the parish in which the chapel is 

The facts relating to its history chiefly concern the tithe-relations 


of the chapel, manor, and parish, and constitute a curious chapter in 
medieval, parochial, and manorial relations. It is not, however, possible 
even to epitomise them here. I can only say that the history begins 
with the gift to Thetford Priory of two thirds of the manorial tithes of 
Mells, by a certain Ebrancus, or Ebrandus, or Ebrandus de Mells, who 
seems originally to have been known as Edward Fitz Hugh, and who 
probably succeeded Robert de Todeuci, and built the chapel. His 
descendants possessed the manor and chapel until about 1300, when 
the manor passed to the De Norwich family, and thence to Mettingham 
College until the dissolution. The disputes regarding tithes and 
parochial relations were many and various, and are fully described in 
the records, for the most part unpublished, which I have appended' to 
the paper. 

There was yet another parish chapel in Wenhaston, perhaps also 
within the limits of the manor of Mells, that of St. Bartholomew. 
It was no doubt built by the Priory of St. Bartholomew, Smithfield ; 
this Priory had laud here, of which an indication still remains in 
*^ Bartholomew Lane," and in some adjacent field-names. But the chapel 
has disappeared altogether from the face of the earth. Only St. 
Margaret's remains to tell us of the past. 

I should add, in conclusion, that the names of Mellis in Hartismere 
Hundred, and the Blything Mells, were, in old records, spelled in the 
same way, with the same variations in the spelling; the contiguous 
Thoringtou in the one case, and Thornton in the other, were also 
subjected to variations that often led to the same form. Moreover, a 
family took their name from each place. Hence it has happened that 
most statements made regarding Mellis in Hartismere are true only of 
Mells in Blything. 


AuousTiNB Ibham, Rbgtor of Elmbswell, Co. Suffolk (Vol. n., 
pp. 141, 174, 192; Vol. iv., p. 250; Vol. v., p. 151).— A visit to Stow- 
langtoft and Ix worth has enabled me, I think satisfactorily, to trace 
Augustine and to indentify Gardiner Isham of Ixworth. It would seem 
that Augustine died as rector of Elmeswell shortly after his marriage, 
and that Gardiner, bom probably at Elmeswell, and named after the 
well-known Sir Robert Gardiner of that place, was his only child. My 
object is now to discover the will of Augustine and the further history of 
Gardiner. The relationship w^ith the families of Denton, D'Ewes, Arney, 
Stuteville, Gra}', and L'Estrange is well shown by the registers of the 
two places, and I am indebted to the courtesy of the respective vicars 
for the following extracts : — 

Ixworth, Co. Suffolk. 

1685 ThomM Tavler gentleman & MriB Jane Stntevile gentlewoman were married 
ye 11th ox August by vertue of a Licence bearing dat the 10th of August. 


1696 Angostine iBham Clerk k Mris Anne Denton were married ye 21th of April by 

Tortue of a Licence dated ve 4th of AprilL 
1689 Greorge Arney gent : A Mris Mary Denton were marryed ye 28th of September 

by yertue of a licence datedye 18th of August. 
1647 James Gray gent and Mrs Elizabeth Stutevill gentVoman weare married 

March the 25th. 
"Elisabeth" ia written over "Susan" which was the original word and has a 
line put through it. 

The Ameys have 6 children baptized at Ixworth, and two, it may be three, buried* 
The Grays have one baptized at Izworth and one at Stowlangtoft. George Arney 
was Churchwarden at Ixworth. 


1663 Elizabeth ye daughter of Gardenar Isham k Elizabeth his wife was baptized 

August ye 20*. 
1666 Augustin the sonne of Gardenar Isham k Elizabeth his wife was baptized 

«iune the 29*. 
1666 Gardenar the sonne of Gardenar Isham k Elizabeth his wife was baptLzed 

July the 5. 
1669 Mary the daughter of Gardenar Isham and Elizabeth his wife was baptized 

April] the 26th. 
1677 John ye sonne of Gardenar Isom and Elizabeth his wife was bap : July ye 8th. 


1687 Mr. Augustin Isham rector of Elmeswell was buried ye 12th of December. 
1665 Agustin the sonne of Gardner Isham was Buried July ve 25. 
1685 Greorge Arney Gent k Mary his wife were buried Aprill 1st. 

Stowlangtoft, Co. Suffolk. 

1681 Paulus Dewes Armiger Londini Mortuus in Ecclesia parochiali de Stowlangtoft 

sepultus 26 Aprilia. 
1662 Nicolas L'Estrange Knight and Baronet marryed Elizabeth Isham, the eldest 

daughter of Justinian Isham Knight and Baronet October 14th 1662. 

1664 Eliz s(epul)ta vicesimo sexto die Julij A* D uarto. 

This last probably records the burial of I-Adj Elizabeth Denton. The 
parchment is here perished by damp. On her mouument she is said to 
have died 25 July. This entry might suggest the 24th burial in either 
case the 26th. There is no other entry that could refer to . her. The 
monument is on the floor within the sanctuary. 

" Anne Isham the widow " and of course 1 presume the widow of 
Augustine, seems to be a particular care in the several wills of Lady 
Denton, Judith Isham and Lady L'£strauge, and we gather that she 
was still living in 1689. By the wording of Lady Denton's will, it is 
evident that Anne Isham was the mother of Gardiner Isham ; — " To my 
neice Carew £10, to my Cozen Arney a mourning gown, to her brother 
William Denton £6, to my cousin Clayton £10, to my cozen Isham the 
widow a mourning gowue and £20, to her son Gardiuer a mourning suit 
and £10. To the poor of Stowlangtofte £5, of Ixworth £3, of 
Langham, Hunston, Pakenham, and Norton, four neighbouring towns 
208. each." To this will Anne Isham was a witness. I rather suspect 
that Augustiue's brother Thomas also married and settled in Suffolk. 

Shankton Rectory, Leicester. Henbt Ishau Longdbn, m.a. 




A.D. 1444—1620. 


Tabula testamentorum probat ab Anno Dni ' 

1458 U8q3 ad Annum 1477. 

[N.B. 1464 omitted or 


Namt of Testator, 





















































































































































































































































































































The Long House, Saffi'on Walden, 

W. E. Layton, P.S.A. 

Brass Shield. — I have in my possession a small brass shield, which 
I shall be happy to restore, if I can find its proper home. It is charged 
with a cross compony, impaling a saltire. I am informed by the Rev. E. 
Farrer that both these might be the arms of different branches of the 
Cockfield family. 
• Noctony Lines, H. W. Birch. 




Great and Little Rassel 
Guild Meadow 
Haimans Close 
Heath Close 
Hole Close 
Home Meadow 
Home Pightle {£ cieres) 
Horse Close 
Long Piece 
Lower Browns 
Mayse Middle Field 
Mill Common Piece 
Mill Hill 
Moat Meadow 
Parlour Piece 
Parsonage Piece 
Pond Meadow 
Scarle Gap 
Spong, The 
Spong, The Lower 
Todds Meadow 
Thistle Close 
Turnpike Piece 
Upper Ranglands 
Winding Piece 

The name of Pightle occurs twenty-times — it is commonly under- 
stood to mean "a small enclosure of land, generally adjoining or near 
to a dwelling," but in Pakefield there are seven of these enclosures, with 
over an acre in each, and one called the Calves' Pightle with upwards of 
six acres. 

Many of the names attached to Fields, Closes, Meadows, Pieces, 
and Pightles, such as Acres (of all sizes), Back-house, Barn, Boat-house, 
Bullock-shed, Cart-shed, Clay pit, Cliff, Dove-house, Drift, Home, Horse, 
Meadow, Pond, and Stackyard, are used in common by all parishes and 
are due to ideal surroundings; but Creaks, Fangates, Fox-burrows, 
Rassel, Gowens, Moat-meadow, Scarle-gap, and The Spong, one would 
like to hear something further about 

* Copied from the Reference Book of the Tithe Map of the parish, dated May, 1847« 

* No. 25 Glebe Piece and 20 Guild Meadow, containing together about seven acres, 
are in private possession. How does this happen ? 

Nos. 21, 29, 81, 41, and 60 have a certain amount of interest as showing a state of 
things which does not now exist. 


Arbour Lane Field 



Back-house piece 



Bam ClaxouB 



Brook Close 



Browles Piece 



Carlton Meadow 



Calves Pightle (6 acret) 



Church Green 



Church Field 



Clay Pit Piece 



Cook Bam Piece 



Coles Piece 



College Hill (Emanuel Coll: 


Cambridge owns land here) 



Common Clazous 






Crows Tard meadow 



Dobbs Field 



Dove House piece 






Field Piece 



Fox Burrows 



Further Long piece 



Further Meadow 



Furze Close 



Glebe Piece 



Great & Little Pond Meadows 


There are no less than fifty-seven acres in the parish in sixteen 
parcels, going by the name of "Allotments." Whether the term 
formerly bore the same meaning as at present 1 shall be curious to 
know. . Of the sixteen parcels, fourteen containing forty-nine acres 
belong to private owners, and only two containing eight acres to the 
town and Trustees of the Poor. 

Fifty-seven acres of allotments for a village and parish of only six 
hundred and seventy-five acres — or eight and a half per ceut. of the 
whole— sounds well, but I am afraid some other than the present 
meaning attaches to it — ^possibly the " Commons Enclosure Act " might 
explain it all ! 

Lowestoft. J. LoTTTH Clbmbncb. 

SUFFOLK.— (Vol. IV. pp. 332—333). 
I can add a few additional notes to those furnished by C.S.P. 
They are taken from my Martin MB. Church notes. 

G. Milnbr-Qibson-Cullum, F.8.A. 

Newton (ats Old Newton) dedicated to St. Mary, in Stow Hundred 
and Deanry is a Vicaridge. Samuel Clarke Esqr. Patron. It belongd 
to the Abby of S*. Osith. Kirby (1.) 193-8*. Mary. V. M'. Unwin. 
Patron, Kirby (2) 329. 

Margaret Pole, Mother of Cardinal Pole, and Countess of Salisbury 
who was beheaded in the seventieth Year of her Age, died seized of 
Newton Hall in Suffolk, then valued at 17^. per Ann. See Stow. King's 
books 7^. 15«. 5d Value certifyed 48i. Kirby (2) 317. Kirby (2) 191— 
as this Newton is Generally caXVd Old Newton, I'm surpriz'd M^. Kirby's 
have not mention'd that distinction For this was always stiled either 
Old Newton or Gipping — Newton in the oldest deeds I have seen. The 
other Newton is in Babergh Hundred, &c. 

Sq. Steeple, Church leaded, Chancell tiled & North Vestry. 

A holy water pot broken on ye outside of the Chancell door made 
of potter's earth. 

A patten & cup, silver, in the vestry chests 1721 without any 

A holy vater Rose ( ? ) south side of the church. 

By it (Marke's slab) an old stone. Inscription pulled off. (matrix of 
a brass.) 

5 bells all modem. The font handsomly imbellished with Lions & 
Angells holding escotcheons &c but all defacd — (The inscription being) 
" Orate p. aia . . . . Wyndham quae obiit iii^. die men. Julii Anno Dni 
mittio ccccxo quse istam fontem in honore dei fecit fieri." 

Two handsome niches at ye East end of the chancell. A holy 


water stone on ye right side & 3 stalls and 1 6 woodden stalls w?^ turned 
up seats, 8 of a side, in the Chancell. 

Upon a north window IvDAfr— Thadbvs— Mathiab — Apls. I 
suppose ye 12 apostles have been round the windows because 12 even 
partitions in the Church windows, vizt, 6 on ye north & 6. on ye South 

In the Church under the Rood Loft 
(Arms : — 3 bars nebulae a canton.) 





All DOin 1684 

iETATIS 8U^ 60 


Note.— The ThoxnaB Markes, Gent., who died in 1650, and to whom there is still 
a slab in the chancel, married Susan, dau. of Thomas Smith, Esq., of Bacton, hj 
Mary, dau. of William Sparkes; she was first cousin on the father*s side to Sir 
Thomas Cullum, Ist Bart, of Hawsted and Hardwick, Suffolk. (Funeral Certificates 
of Thos. Smith, 25 Aug., 1620, and Richard Smith, 25 Nov., 1622, in I. 22. Funeral 
Certificates— Herald's College.) 

The Thomas Eeble above-mentioned bore arg. three bars nebula sa. a oantongu* 
Crest: — a demieagle displayed arg. arms ascribed by Edmondson to "Keble of West 
Creeting, Old Newton, and Stowmarket in Suffolk." 

MiLDENHALL AND THE METROPOLIS. — I wish to bring undor the 
notice of the readers of the East Anglian, the existence of an interesting 
memorial of the past history of the English Metropolis, with a 
view to its preservation. During the reign of King Henry vi. the 
office of Chief Magistrate of the City was thrice filled by natives of the 
town of Mildenhall, in the county of Suffolk, situate about half-way 
between Bury St. Edmund's and Ely. Sir Henry Barton of Mildenhall| 
was Lord Mayor in 1416 and again in 1430; and shortly after that date 
William Gregory of Mildenhall, was Lord Mayor.* The noble parish 
Church of Mildenhall yet retains his memory by means of the font, 
which appears to have been his gifL On the panels of the font are the 
City Arms, and the Arms of Barton : — Ermine, on a saltire Sable, an 
annulet or, voided of the first. This relic of the ancient connection of 
the City of London with the market town of Mildenhall is now in a very 
dilapidated condition, and 1 fear that if it be not rescued from further 
decay it may pass unnoticed to the stonemason's yard some day. In 
this busy age many such monuments of the municipal history of our 
country have perished. 

J. J. Raven, d.d., f.s.a. 

*Sir Henry Barton appears to have heen the parent of Public Lighting, putting 
forth an ordinance that alfcitizenB should hang lights in front of their houses during 
the night from All Hallows to Candlemas. 



Norfolk m.p.'s in thb Long Parliament. — At the risk of, in part, 
repeating queries asked some time back I venture to seek the assistance 
of the correspondents of the Bast Anglian in identifying more definitely 
the following m.p/s : — 

Sir Robert Hatton, m.p. for Castle Rising 1640 till disabled in 1642. 
He had previously sat for Queenborough in 1614 and for Sandwich in 1624 
and 1625. Was knighted at Whitehall 12 March, 1617. I assume that 
he was the "Robert Hatton of Clynton, Cambridgeshire" who was 
admitted to Gray's Inn, Feb. 2, 1601-2 as "son and heir of John Hatton, 
of Long Stanton." In Burke^s Extinct Baronets and also in Kimher and 
Johnson^s Baronetage^ this Robert is placed as the second son of John of 
Stenton. In the Calendar of the Committee for Compoundingy under date 
of 14 Jan. 1647, " Sir Robert Hatton, late m.p., of Hoggington, Co. Camb., 
and Mary his wife beg to compound for assisting the King." On May 29, 
1649, he renewed his Petition, "came in on the Oxfbrd articles and 
long since exhibited his Petition but being pressed by his creditors went 
beyond seas." Fined £1000 to be reduced to £600 if he settle £100 a 
year for 8 years on Long Buckby Rectory, Co. Northants." 

John Percevalj m.p. for King's Lynn, 1640 till decease about 1644. 
Was Mayor of Lynn in 1630 and 1638. 

Richard Harman^ 'M.p. for Norwich 1640 till decease circa 1646. 

Richard Catalyn, m.p. for Norwich 1640 till disabled in 1644. He 
was, I believe, sou of Thomas Catalyn, of Kirby Cane, and grandson of 
Richard Catalyn, Serj-at-law. He is said to have been "slain at the 
battle of Newbury on the King's side," but this must be an error inasmuch 
as on Nov. 1, 1645, he petitions to compound, "being very infirm and 
unable to travel. His estate sequestered two years ago on information 
that he wilfully absented himself from Parliament, from which he was 
expelled. Has often offered by petition to Parliament to clear himself. 
Has a wife and 8 small children." No order seems to have been made 
as to his Fine. 

I shall be glad also to learn, if possible, something of the parentage 
of Thomas Toll, m.p. for King's Lynn, 1640-53, who died 29 Oct., 1653, 
and was buried in St. Nicholas' Chapel. Also of Thomas Atkins, m.p. for 
Norwich 1645-53, Sheriff of Norwich, 1627, and Alderman, who is said 
to have " removed to London, because imprisoned for refusing to wear 
his arms at 'a general muster." He was Sheriff of London, 1637, 
Alderman (successively) of Farringdon Ward, 1638, Lime Street, 1642. 
Bridge, 1658, and Lord Mayor in 1644. He wns removed from his 
Aldermancy at the Restoration after which I find no trace of him. 

Leigh, Lancashire* W. D. Pink. 


Erratic Heraldry. — Was it at all usual in 17th and 1 8th centuries 
for a wife to place her maiden arms ou a shield? The tombstone of 
Grace, wife of John Muttitt, 1718, in Pettaugh Churchyard, shews the 
arms of Gillett alone upon a shield So too in Akenham Church, Eliz., wife 
of Robt Fynn, 1683, displays her maiden arms of Coppinger upon a 

H. W. Birch. 

[The practise is of course irregular, and only occasional ; where adopted it points 
without doubt to a prominent local connection on the one hand and an absence ol 
armorial bearings on the other.— £d.] 


Thb Stdry of Eoil Skallagrimbson. Translated into English Prose by Rev. 
W. G. Green, Rector of Hepworth, Diss, late Fellow of Kinfir^s College, Cambs. 
London : Elliot Stock. — The earl^r history of the Eastern Counties is largel^r concerned 
with the Scandanavian race, and it is a matter for satisfaction that a growing interest 
in Northern Literature is directing attention to the early Sa^, which throw so much 
light upon local manners and customs. The Egils Saga which is now translated from 
the Icelandic is a family history of the ninth and tenth centuries, a period which 
embraces '* The golden age of Icelandic literature." Egil twice visited this coimtry 
while Athelstan was king, and the events of these visits are fully related. Northern 
life and manners, both at home and abroad, in travels by land and Ly sea, are vividly 
pourtrayed, renaering the work one of thrilling interest. We are under no slight 
oblintion to Mr. Green for his valuable translation. 

%ooK SoNO: An Antholmpr of poems of Books and Bookmen. Edited by 
Gleeson White. London : Elliot Stock. — ^This pleasing collection of modem Verse 
m appropriate contribution to the ** Book-Lovers' liibrary." 

in praise of books, forms an appropriate contribution to the ** Book-Lovers' liibrary.' 
East AngUans will be interested to know that the late Edward Fitz-Gerald is 
remembered in the editor's lines, " With Fitz-Gerald's * Omar Khayyam,' " and Sir 
Thomas Browne in the verse of John Todhunter, " Reli^o Medici" A second volume 
containing ancient pieces of a prior date to the begmning of the 19th century is 

Enolish County Songs. Words and Music collected and edited by Lucy E. 
Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland^ F.8.A. London: The Leadenhall Press. — 
l^e value of old County Songs as exhibiting certain phases of traditional Itfe is more 
or less recogniBed. No better indication of this could possibly be afforded than 
may be derived from an acquaintance with this collection of old-time ditties. The 
inquiry after the melodies associated with this class of song is ^[enerally barren 
of results, and it is a matter of thankfulness that so many can still be gathered. 
The character of the songs in respect^ of peculiarities of cadences, &:c., is an 
interesting feature regarded from a musical point of view, but it is mainly with 
the old fashioned commonplace rhymes that we are concerned. Allusions to 
local evente and celebrities are frequent in this kind of rugeed verse. The 
English peasantry too often show little or no concern in regard to refinement, 
at other times a pathos may be observed of singular delicacy. The songs of the 
Eastern Counties are represented by *' Green Broom" and ^* Twenty Eighteen" 
(Norf.), " Robin-a-Thrush " and " Oliver Cromwell " (Suff.}, " Ground for the Floor" 
? Cambs.), and " May Day Carol " (Essex). A song in use in one county is frequently 
tound to have been imported from another, leading to slight variations. Several 
words and tunes are clearly rescued from oblivion by the industry of the editors, who 
have done their work exceedingly well. It is to be hoped that the additional material 
in hand may lead to an early publication of a further instalment. 


By A. D. Wold French. Boston: Privately printed.— This small volume may be 
regarded as supplementary to the author's Index Armorialf which we noticed some 
time since. In addition to the further inquiries as to the surname and ite illustrioufl 
pomessors, several important charters are printed, some for the first time. 


No. I. 

(Extracted from "Nonarum Inquisitionen in Curia Scaccarii Temp. 
Regis Edwardi IIi:\ 1807, folio.) 
Some account of Nonarum Inquiiitiones is given by Rollings worth 
in his "History of Stowmarket" (pp. 88-91). That part of the 
Inquisition which relates to Suffolk appears at pp. 63 — 105, but there 
is no Index of Names. 

[p, XV.] 

Nomi'a venditor* & assessor' none garbar* agnor* & veller' Regi 
anno xiiij ^^ concess' in com' subscriptis sicut continet' in originali de 
anno xiiij °^. 

Dat' comission' inde xx die Aprilis* dco anno xiiij ™<>. 

[p. XVI.] 

In Com' Supf'. 
Prior de Seynt Pier de Gippewic*. 
Badus de Bockyngg. 

Witts Qiffard. Postea x die Jun' abbas de Leyston 

Johes de Hemenhalle. assignat' loco prions sti Petri 

Radus de Wylyngfem. de Gippewyco. 

[p. xvil] 
Nola receptor' subsidij none in com' subscr'ptis ut pat' in origin' de 
anno xv. 

Dat' commissionis inde. 
In Com' Norpf' A, Supp'. 
Prior See T'nitatis Norwyci. 

[p. 63.] 

Com' Supp'. Hundb' de Colnetbb. 

Wilti de Branforth RoBti Soot Andr' Alwan Sim de Kenebrok RoBti 
Reynald Egid Sperman Robti del Brok Andr' Randolf Johis Rotekyn 
Jol^ del Medewe Joh Pens Joh le Meller RoBti del Medewe Joh West Sim 
Heyne Thoni Godeman Jofe le Warde Wiffi Hardyng. 

Walton GapelV de Bourgh TremeUy 5'(j*tf Marie 

Egid Staunard Witti Reynold Andr' del Heith 

Wittelfn Staunard Rogi le Reve Joli Rodekyn 

RoBt' del Brok Robt Reynald Joh Pers 

Rog Finewalle Jolis Fyn Jofe le Meller 

Witti Palmer Math le Sephirde Witti le Pleyforth 

Jofe Puttok Rici del Bour Willelmi Eymond 

Robt Heymond 
* [Aocording to Holinahed Edward in. began his reign 25 Jan. 1827.] 




Tremeley S*cH Martini 
Aodr' Walwain 
Witti Honold 
Joh Kyttch 
Joli M*rtin 
RoBti le Clerk 

Witti Hamond 
Alall le Wrughte 
Jo^ Herm 

Sym de Kenebrok 
Rici de Kenebrok 
Walft del Mer 
Sym Bast 

Witti del Brok 
Joli de Wode 
Witti Get-ard 
Sim de Hoxn' 

RoBti Scot 
Johis del Medewe 
Joh' Sax 

Alex del Medewe 
Rogi del Medewe 

Robt Talwas 
Witti de Bodysley 
Joh' Alvene senior 
Edm Payne 

Hukdr' db Carlbford in Lib'tat' 

Andr' de Hoxland 

Thorn Godeman 
RoBt' Cardon junior* 
Joh'is Godefrey 
Rog Cardon 

[p. 64.] 

Joh* Whitting 
Witti del Mersh 
Witti Bile senior 

Joh' Wode 
Joh' del Hoi 
RoBti del Hoi 
Witti M'rtyn 

s'o'b Ethbldrbd' 

Robtm de Merton Witt Last Nictrm del Brendhalle Joh'n Peres 
Joh'm Hering Joh'm Burrich Wittm Waleys Rogm Waleys Joh'm le 
Clero' de Groundesborugh Joh'm del Walle Alex' Bulline GilBtm de 
Chortone Hugh de Thisleden Joh' de Grenegate Witt Schole Job' le 
Hore Rad' de Martlesh'm Hugh' de Cleydon Witt del Thorn Joh' 
Chalonner Wittm Igold Wiltm Pouche Galfr' Ermeiard 


Groundesbourgh cu' porc'de 

Martlesh'm cu' capell de 


[p. 65.] 
Borhg cu' porcoe Broholm 

<& de Redelingfeld 

Belyngg Parva 

Beling Magn' 


Hasketon cu* pore* de 


Witnesham cu'porc'Norwyc* 




[No names.] 

Hundr' db Thynqhowb 

Nich'm de Taftes Rogm le Gode Ph'm de Risby Thoin de Ayssh 
Joh'm Joce Ricm de Manston WalPm Bernard Wittm Bertelmew Joh'm 
atte Mor Reginald de Peyton Joh'm Bonett de Heme^ve Ad' le Ward 
Ad' le Spicer HuBtu' de Fresingfeld Joh'm Beneyt de Halstede Joh'm de 
Stanton Rogm le Chaunceller RoBtu le Knyght. 

t " Althttton^ fonnerly a parish and rectorv, was consolidated with Trimly in 1862, 
and its church is supposed to have stood near Grrimston Hall, where many human bones 
were dug up in 1720.*— White's SugoLky first ed. (1844), p. 127. 



[p. 66.] 
Joh'm Kenoh 
Wittm Poke 
Robtfi fir Rici 
Thooi Page 
Nich'm Wade 
Rot*u Donge 

Henr* de Aula 
Joh'm Denyel 
Henr' le Man 
Nichm le Melfie 
RicDi atte Grene 
Job' le Smith 

Ad' Borde 

Henr* Cavenh* , 
Joh'm Bonde 
Hear* le Man 
RoBtu de Wjlingh'm 
Wal^m Gyle 

Joh'm Michel 
Joh'm le Smith 
Wittm Lylie 
Thorn Miel 
Alex le Reer 
Wittm Calle 

Alex Page 
Ricm Edward 
Math'm Page 
RoBm Penhey 
RoBtu Cohere 
Thorn Godyng 

Saxh'm Mag* 
Bog* atte Lane 
Johs Bercar 
Wittm le Mayster 
Rofc Nowel 
WalV Godyng 
Steptm Chauncellor 

RoBm de Satllo' 
Joh' Mayheu 
Alei de Bern ham 
Joh'm le Taillo' 
Petr' Donn 
Rogm Donn 

Galfrid' Clemet 
Joh'em le Heyward 
Clem le Wallemonge 
Joh' Bullok 
RoBtu atte Crouch 
Joh'm Arnold 

Saxk'm Fva 
Godef atte Crouch 
Joh'm le Ward 
Edm Lavenhey 
Ad' Mundestbrd 
Rad Norma 
Joh'm le Calfhagh 

WalP Rich' 
Joh's Paiys 
Steph' Yustate 
Rog' Waleys 
Henr* Curteys 
RoBtu Melk 

Thorn Parys 
Witta Wallespreg 
WalV Newehagh 
Wittm de Manston 
WalP atte Heye 
WalV de Mundeford 

Rogm Wisman 
Joh' Schortneck 
Edm le Roo 
Alx Noneman 
WalP le Smith 
Will'm Mayhew 
[p. 67.] 

Sth'm Get 
Ricm le Wryght 

Joh's Alston 
Edm le Sonf'e 
Roh Wodyngk 

Fomham OWa S*<^of^ 
Joh'm Wodeook 
Alx Chapman 
Witt Fabr' 
Simon Cobel 
Simon le Ward 
Galfr' Rogier 

ffornynggeserth Ma^ 
Wil'l'm Bercar 
Roh de Brockelegh 
Roh le Piper 
Henr' de Welh'm 
Ph'm Dawe 
Joh' Stel 

Th'm le Coupe 
Petr* le Barker 
Steph' Heye 
Ricm Aubre 

Thorn de Badmondesfeld 
Joh'm Choke 

Rob Aldred 
Nich' [die Areford 
Ad le Wryght 
WalP Coo 
Hugon' Rayson 
Job' Lamberd 

Joh'm Beymete 
Ric' atte Pirie 
Simon le Man 
Ad Wage 
Robtm le Coo * 
Ricm Cappe 

Homynggesherth F'va 
Thorn Bercar 
Ad fir Petri 
WilT de Rougeton 
Ric' le SonPe 
WilT Goldyng 
Ric' Glovere 



Hundr' db Hbrtbsmbb' k Stowb 

Rici Champanye Rici de Craule WilTm de Elmh'm Job' Hardhef 
Rici de Blogate WiVV de Roshangelljs Joh' de Westle Job' Burdisb 
Dyonis' le Eyr Clem le Barkere Rogi de Wode Rici de Bresewortb Tbom 
de Bresewortb Job' dil Stylle Rici de Hewode Edi de Caldecote Rob'ti 
Parleman Rob'ti Hamond Rob'ti Houtot Petr' de Stalys Regit! de 
Hillyugton Rici de Wirlyngwortb Tbom de Neuton Job' de Stowe Simofl 
de Codyugb'm Job' Cokerel 

Robti de Dele 
Job' Baronn 
Job' Godwyu 
Rog le Baztere 

Wil'l'm le Coupe 
Nicb'm Calkere 

Galfr' Avenant 
Edi Arnald 
Tbom de Scultoa 
Job' Robyn 

Tbom' de Mersb 
Jacob Brice 
Job' dil Lond 
WilT Brice 
WilT le Barkere 

WilTi de Langeton 
Tbom' Crabom 
Job' Bacon 

[p. 68.] 
WiJV dil Lyng 
Waltil de Langeton 
Ad Cbaumberl 
Job' Mordefrey 
Wil'l' le Mason 
Ad Fraunceys 

Ad le Reve 
Rici Dori 
Rad le Taylour 

Ocolte cu' Benyngh' 
Sem' Mundyng 

WilT Josse 

Will'i WodebiP 

Job' Herbert 


WilT Mundyng 

Rici dil Cbercb 

WilT Cutewyle 

Job' dil Cbercb 

Job' Godard 

Job' le Barkere 


Job* Hulwene 

Galfr' le Cbapmnn 


Job' Clobbe 

Tbom' le Clerk 

Job' le Cock 

Henr* de Mikelwode 

Will' de Stonbam 

Job' de Irlonde 


Rob't le PorV 

Pb'i le Warner 

Ric' de Wode 

Robti de Framysdene 

Job' le Messag' 

Job' de Grentynbatb 


WilT Warde 

Petr* Unwyne 


Rob't le Cbapma 

Job' Tebald 


WilT le Coffole 

[p. 69.] 
Rici de Kyppinb'm 

Job' Wale 


Radi Sket 

Job'em atte Cbercb 

Rog' Burgonye 

Stepb' le Pouer 

WilT Arcb' 

WilT de Langbale 

WilT Skerlyng 

WilTi Pruty 

Rob't Hare 



Rad de Holm 

WilT Watbe 

Job' Sweteblod 

WilT de Caketon 

Tbom' Nicbole 

WilT Edekyn 

Sim' Boneye 

Job' Jonis 



WilTi Godbus 

WilTi Almot 

Andr' de Ryngisbegb 

Bartb'i dil Pertre 

Robti le Sumter 

Rob'ti le Broun 


Henr* Almett 

Robti dil Petr' 

Thomk'm Fva 

Job' le Foyle 

Rog de Herford 

WalP Celestr' 

Jacob' le Hardy 



Thomh'm Pilcok 
Rici dil Ee 
Rob'ti Giliot 

Ph'i Colemau 
Job' Haddeley 
Hug* Gernon 
Thorn' Bron 

Will'i de Northath 
Petr* Stekehare 
Will' le Barkere 
Robt' Osebem 

Christ't Coll., Camb, 

Rob'ti le Barkere 
Nich'i de Wode 
Will'i Garard 
Ph'i Coleman 
WilT Trotter 
WilT Metesharp 
WilT Garlec 
Ad Amerous 
Hug' le Cok 

Rogi de Sutton 

Rad de Marth'm 
Thorn' de Neuhath 

Rogi Wyntyn 
Jacob' de Troye 
Rog de Fulbrok 

Job' Edmoud 
Job' le Veyse 
Rici le Pore 

Job' le Heire 
Job' de Gifisynge 
Charleh S. Partridob. 

ARCHITECTURAL NOTES. No. II. (Vol. iil, pp. 282-4). 


Rubble, as the material for the walls of churches, attains its maxium 
extent and importance in East Anglia, where stone was so difficult to 
obtain. The rubble surface often merits scrutiny. A series of walls of 
different dates, present a gradual progress in character. There is an 
increasing preponderance of flints, with more uniformity in their size. 
At last, the split surface was employed for its effect on the aspect of the 
wall, at the expense of the constructional value of the flints. In a late 
stage the flints became purely ornamental, when thin layers were placed 
on depressed areas of hewn stone, for the sake of the contrast they 
afforded, which lends itself to the varied ornamental design, which is so 
dominant a feature of the East Anglian Churches. 

The early rubble is that which is most likely to repay examination, 
especially that which is met with in the walls of towers. Uniformity in the 
size of flints, and regularity in their arrangement^ were first attended to 
in the walls of nave or chancel, between the windows and the buttresses. 
In the towers less attention was paid to these, and in the round towers 
order was generally neglected. In them, any available stone was 
employed. Hence we may find in their walls some stones that are 
distinctly instructive. 

The first appended figure is from the round tower of the church of 
Frostendeu, near Wangford, Suffolk. Lying among trees, a little off the 
main road to Lowestoft^ it is seldom visited, although exceeded by few 
churches in the quiet beauty of its surroundings. 

This church (except the tower) contains nothing to take us beyond 
the Early English period. The tower, with its small round-headed 
windows, may well be Norman. It bears marks, above the present roo^ 
of one of somewhat steeper pitch, but there is reason to believe that 

230 THB EAST anquan; or, 

this was only that of an Early English Nave, the features of which will 
be the subject of another note. 

In the rubble surface of this tower, among the various flints and 

(Fig. 1.) (Fig. 2.) 


stones, are two almost perfect querns, the circular rims of two of the 
old handmills for grinding com. The external bosses of these are still 
visible, and are indicated in the figure. Probably the querns were broken 
at the bottom, or cracked, or they would not have been discarded, and 
available for this lower use. They were stone, and filled in with flints 
and mortar, were of service in the wall, anH remain to tell ns how 
difficult it was to get useful stone. Although Frostenden was a " portus 
maris " at the Domesday epoch, it cannot have continued so for long 
afterwards ; even then, its stream could hardly have been of such 
capacity as to bear boats large enough to bring stone, by the Wash, from 
the Lincolnshire quarries. 

The second instance of a lesson from the rubble of a tower, is from 
that of the church of Reydon, near South wold, and is of a more 
instructive character. This church contains nothing anterior to the 
Perpendicular period, nor indeed does the tower, in spite of its ancient 
Inspect. The features it presents are those of the early part of that style. 
The upper windows appear earlier, but are only such as were, in towers, 
long carried on from the Decorated period. The high flat quasi-buttress^ 
which especially adds to its aspect of age, is not really a buttress, but is 
merely the wall of a spiral staircase. 

Yet it is certain that there was a church at Reydon at least a 
hundred years, and perhaps two hundred years, before the introduction 
of the Perpendicular style. Whether it stood in the same place, wo do 
not know. It had the same dedication, to St. Margaret. Some confusion 
has been caused by the frequent application of the name " Reydon," to 
Wangford ; the church or chapel here was then styled " St. Margaret's 
of Rissemere" or "Russemere." This, the early name of Reydon, 
is conjectured by Gardener to mean ''Rushy mere," and seems to 
persist in " Smeer," the designation of a part of Reydon at which the 
bank of " Frostenden Bottom," above mentioned, is specially steep. It 
may be noted that the application of the name ** Raydon " to Wangford, 


led Blomfield into a curious mistake, which has been extensively 
reproduced ; he fancied that the cell of Thetford Monks at St Peter's 
Bejdon, was at Roydon near Castle Rising. Every allusion to this cell 
applies so clearly to Wangford, that it is superfluous to adduce any proof 
of the fact 

The evidence of an earlier church makes it interesting to discern, 
in the rubble of the tower, worked stones which must have belonged to an 
edifice anterior to the present one. They are to be seen on each side of 
the tower, up to 10 or 12 feet above the ground. Many of them are 
circular, or nearly circular, apparently portions of pillars. Another 
seems to be the section of a moulding, with five hemi-spherical 

(Fig. 8.) 


(Fig. 4.) 


projections. (Fig. 4.) That this is part of a worked moulding seems 
certain, but it is quite unusual in the outline of its section. The last 
of which I give an illustration is of much interest (Fig. 3.) It is a 
wedged -shape stone, such as may have been part of an arch. On its 
weathered surface are the indications of a definite sculptured pattern, no 
doubt corresponding to others of a series that surrounded the arch. The 
semblance of regular indentations on the edges is probably the result of 
the damage and weathering the stone has endured. The pattern still 
traceable consists of two apparently similar designs, a cross with a 
circular prominent boss in each angle ; each cross was probably enclosed 
in a circle. It indicates a rather rude form of a design sometimes, 
though not often, met with in early Norman work, before or about the 
time of the advent of the chisel. An instance of this is to be seen at 
Westhall, in the splendid early Norman doorway and arcade, now within 
the tower. In this example, one of the mouldings consists of a series of 
circles, each containing a cross, with a small circle within each division. 
The resemblance to the Reydon stone is close. We can therefore hardly 
doubt that the present church at Reydon was partly built from the 
remains of an older edifice which dated from early Norman times. But 
we can only discern the probability by studying the " rubble " It is not 
likely that these two instances are exceptional. In many churchea 
information is doubtless to be thus glean3d. 




BarringtoM Pbbmabshb. 

Fee. De Domiiia Chamberlen pro certis terris vocatis Folly hall et 
Biggeh marske que quidem pecisa terre vocatae Pollyhall coatinent 
per estimacionem xviii acras terre jacentes inter viam duceutein a 
templo Pebmarshe per rectoriam de Colue Eagayne et pro alia 
pecia maresci vel pasture vocati Biggele marsh contineute per 
estimacionem quinque acras terre jacentes inter terram vocatant 
Davys ex parte orientali et Goldenfeld wood et Apbleby per una 
ex parte occidentali et reddit per annum — ^xvg. vid. 

De Galfrido Sydey pro uno messuagio cum domibus harreis et 
gardinis vocato Gemoimes cum terris pasturis et duobus grove tis 
nuper comit ad pasturam continentes per estimationem decern acras 
jacentes in Pebmarshe inter terras de Comitis Oxon vocatas Davyes 
land et reddit per annum — iiij*. iijd. 

De Willielmo Ayloffe pro una pecia terre vocata Haulstede Crofte 
et reddit per annum — xii<*. 


De Goldingham pro diversis terris in eadem villa 

quondam Roberti Episcopi London et Sociorum suorum et reddit 
per annum — xv". 

De Thoma Rosshey pro diversis terris quondam Willielmi Pelham 
postea Willi Astele nupcr Johannis Coo et dictas terras nuncupat 
Pelhams et reddit per annum — v". 

Summa xxs. 

CoLNB (Whitb). 

De Willielmo Potyer et Johanne Sewale juniore pro una pastura 
quondam Ricardi Preston vocata Oxlesse continente quatuor acras 
terre et abuttat super Gemonsbroke et uno alio campo vocato 
Aldermere jacente juxta dictam pasturam et aliis diversis parcellis 
terre cum mansione manerii vocato Freatons et reddit per annum — 
iij". vii**. ob. 

De Rogero Draper pro uno messuagio et vigintis acris terre et 
una pastura quondam Willielmi Peverell postea Ricardi Thurkote 
vocato Feverells una cum pecia terre in eadem villa parcella dicti 
messuagii et jacet apud Gemesloo et reddit per annum — iiij*. 

Summa iij«. xid. ob. 


De Hugone Isack pro diversis terris et teuementis quondam 
Henrici Whysshe postea Johannis King nuper Ricardi Clarke et 
reddit per annum cum iiij^. Domino Regi dictis domibus terminis — 
iiij». 1^. ob. 

Summa iiij". i^. ob. 

notes and qubrib8, etc. 233 

Henny Magna. 

De Thoma Gibelon pro sex acris terre in Alton felde quondam 
Ade Charneworth postea Ricardi Gibelon nuper Willielmi Gibelon 
et una pecia prati apud Dagston per annum iij*. vi*. et iij rodis 
terre in Rejdon juxta sepem de Hanighill et i acra iij rodis in 
MeryhuU et reddit ij^. Summa in toto — iij". viii^. 

Pe pro octo acris terre in Tyelaude et Waleycroft 

quondam Ade Lyttle postea Ricardi Gibelon cum ij<*. Domino Regi 
et reddit per annum — iij". iiij**. ii gallinse et x ova. 

De pro terra vocata Tyelande quondam Matildce de 

Pebmarshe postea Ricardi Spore Capellani nuper Willielmi Gibelon 
et Johannis Gibelon et reddit per annum ij». i gallina et xx ova. 

De Johanne Hunt pro una pecia prati in eadera continente v 
acras & dimidiam vocatam Dagsen quondam Margarete Cutler et 
pro uno tenemento quoudam Andree Smjthe cum duabus et 
dimidia terre extende.ntibus ad tenementum quondam dicti Andree 
et reddit per annum — vi". 

De Willielmo Fyssher pro una pecia terre in eadem villa vocata 
Sampson's nieade quondam Johannis Hathulfe Smjth postea 
Manwoode per annum ij<*. et pro una pecia terre juxta Harethom 
in ALtonfelde nuper Hathulf postea Manwoode per annum iij^. 

Summa v^. 

De pro uno crofto terre in eadem villa juxta 

Hathulf quondam Cecilie Newman postea Willielmi Gibelon per 
annum x^, & i gallina, et pro uno crofto terre in Shortrejdon juxta 
Hayham quondam Roberti Browne nuper Willielmi Garle per 
annum iiij**. et pro toto tenemento suo quondam Cecilie Newman 
per annum v". xi**. — Summa vii^. viii<*. i gallina. 

De Roberto Rayner pro una acra prati in FuUepett quondam 
Alicie Gerington jacentes juxta prutum de Ryes et reddit per 
annum — iijd. 

De Magistro Collegii de Sudburye pro pecia terre vocata le 
Brfdge acre quondam Roberti Newman et reddit per annum. — injd. 

Summa xxiij". iiijd. 

(To he continued*) 


No. I. 

Trinity 4S Elimbetk. 

1. Robt. Bourne gent. plat. ^ James Stone Clerk c) Margt. his 
Wife def. mess. ^ land in Bobingworth ats. Bobinge. 

2. Wm. Goodlad plat. <) Wm. Smythe def. mess, in Lye ats. Leighe. 


3. John Colman plat, c) Robert Crooke def. of mess. J land in 
Bradwell by the Sea. 

4. Edward Tnisser plat. ^ Baruaby Kinge def. of mess. ^ land in 
Bobingworth ats. Ongre ^ Stanford Ryvei-s. 

5. Thomas Smythe plat. 4 John Hodge <) Elizabeth his Wife def* 
mess. & land in Messynge. 

6. Edward Coke gent. Attorney General ^ Thomas Fleming gent. 
Solicitor General plat.' <) Wm. Parker knt def. of 10 mess., lands ^ £20 
rent in Tollshunt Knights, Tolesbury <) Motch Wigboroughe. 

7. John Laurence plat. <) Wm. Fytche ^ Grace his Wife defs. of 
two mess. <) land in Coggeshall. 

8. Thomas Freshwater gent. plat. ^ Wm. Puttepoole <k Margaret 
his Wife def. of land in Canewdon. 

9. Thomas Clarke plat <) James Wortham ^ Francis his Wife defs. 
of land in Ramsden Bel house. 

10. Thomas Meade gent. plat. <) Robt. Meade gent. def. of land in 
Wendem Loft Elmedou Crisshall. 

11. Richard Foulsham gent. plat. ^ Roger Milborne ^ Joan his 
Wife def. of mess. <) lands in Gt. Sen mo we. 

12. Wm. Bawde gent. ^ Elijah Wright <) Jane his Wife mess. <) 
land in Corringham. 

13. Alice Barton Wid. plat. ^ Thomas Tailaford ^ Elizabeth his 
Wife def. of land in Standford Ryvers Stapleford Sawney. 

14. Nicholas Collyn gent. plat. <) John Browne <) Ellen his Wife 
defis. of a messuage <) land in Little Lavor. 

15. Robert Spicer plat. ^ John Brett <) Elizabeth his Wife defs. of 
a messuage in Barking. 

1 6. Thomas Hayes plat. <) George Solme ^ Anne his Wife defs. of 
' 2 messuages <^ land in Sandon. 

17. John Porter plat. ^ John Jawden <) Anne his Wife defs. of a 
messuage ^ land in Kings Hatfeild ats. Hatfeild Brodock. 

18. Anthony Ashe gent. plat. «) George Smythe ^ Emma his Wife 
defs. of a messuage .) land in Gt. Birche. 

19. Thomas Freshwater gent. plat, i John Tyler def. of land in 
Goldhanger ats Goldanger. 

20. John Collen gent. ^ Robert Sandford gent. «) Edward Tagell 
def. of 2 messuages in Matchingc Highe Laver ^ Sheringe. 

21. Henry Butt gent. plat. ^ Nathaniel Bassocks def. of 2 mess- 
uages in Colchester. 

22. William Kendall, Clerk ^ John Goodaye plat. ^ Thomas Griffith, 
Clerk ^ Margaret his Wife defs. of messuage in Writtell. 

23. James Godstall plat. ^ Thomas Dove ^ Margaret his Wife defs. 
of a messuage ^ land in West Hamiugfeild ats West Hanfeild. 

24. Arthur Longvile gent. ^ Francis Harte, gent plat. ^ John 
Wentworth gent 4 Cecill his Wife ^ Henry Wentworth arm. defs. of 3 
messuages in Wethersfeild, Sible Henngham alias Sible Heddingham ^ 


25. John Whighte plat ^ Wm. Battesforde ^ Agaes his Wife defs. 
of a messuage ^ land in Takely. 

26. John Gierke ^ Robert Jackson plat. ^ Edward Boggis ^ Agnes 
his Wife defs. of a messuage, land <^ £10 of rent in Lamharste <^ 

27. George Wiseman gent. ^ Wm. Wiseman gent, plat <) Robert 
Strangman def. of Manor of Westhall ^ in Packellesham ats. Packelsham, 
Ganewdon ^ Sandbridge ats. Strambridge. 

28. Wm. Latham gent. plat. «) Thomas Perry <^ Joan his Wife 
defts. of a messuage in Stifford. 

29. Thomas Lowe Alderman of London plat. ^ George Leycester <^ 
Nicholas Mewce ^ Elizabeth his Wife defs. of land in Barkinge. 

30. John Orme gent plat ^ Robeit Browne gent <) Rebecca his 
Wife defs. of rent 40 messuages <) land, ike. in Little Totham Much 
Tothnm, Gouldanger ^ Hey bridge. 

31. Robert Gierke one of the Barons of Exchequer plat. ^ Robert 
Wright ^ Martha his Wife defs. of Manor of Gipcracke ats. Shiporacke 
ats. Ghipcrache ^ of 1 2 messuages lauds, £6 of rent, view of frank pledge 
&c. in Dambury Purleigh East ^ West Hauiugfeild, Sanden ^ Badowe. 

32. William Haywarde <^ Elizabeth his Wife plat ^ Daniel Larke 
<) Rose his Wife def. of a messuage in Goggcshall. 

33. Benjamin Kiuge plat. 5 Phillip Stubbes <) Elizabeth his Wife 
<) Edward Hasteler ^ Sarah his Wife defs. of land in Southminster. 

34. Richard Wyseman plat. <) Wm. Lord Gompton ^ Elizabeth his 
Wife defs. of Manor of Ghobhams ats. Gobhams ats. Ghabhams ats 
Ghebhams <^ 10 messuages lands ^ rents in Ghobhams, Estham, Westham 
Stratford Laugthorn ^ Layton Stone. 

36. George Sol me plat J Ricliard Browne ^ George Harnnynge ^ 
Mary his Wife defs. of messuage in Ghelmsford. 

36. James Altham arm plat <^ Edward Withipoll kut ^ Frances 
his Wife defs. of Manor of Marke ats. Mark al's. le Mark ^ of messuages, 
lauds ifec. in Leyton al's. Layton aFs. Laighton <) Walkehyustowe al's. 
Walkhampstowe al's. Walkinstowe al's. Walthamstow aVs. Walcomstowe. 

37. Wm. Smyth arm : plat ^ John Skynner arm : c) Jane his Wife, 
John Turner gent. <^ Glements Turner gent defs. of lands in Keddington 
al's. Ketton Sturmer <) Haverill al's. Haverhill. 

38. Henry Petchie plat ^ Robert Poulter ^ Thomasiue his Wife 
defs. of a messuage () lands in Orsett 

39. Nicholas Glere plat ^ John Glere gent ^ Susan his Wife ^ 
Thomas Glere gent defs. of messuages <) lands in Wyvenhoe Averton 
Langenhoe Golchester <) Grinsted. 

(To be continued.) 


The Cultivation op Flax. — (p. 180.) In Dr. Gower's note a 
statement is made to the effect that in Ireland 100,000 acres are sown 
with Flax and the annual produce is about 4,000,000 tons. This amount 
seemed to me so extreme, that I wrote to Belfast for information on the 
point. I learn that in 1864 the land in Ireland under Flax was 320,000 
acres. Since that date it has gradually decreased. In 1880 only 
157,000 acres were sown with Flax, in 1881, the breadth sown was 
147,000 acres, in 1887, it had decreased to 130,000 acres, and in 1892, 
to 70,642 acres. The amount of scutched Flax produced by one acre 
varies from year to year. The average of ten years 1880-9 was 27*34 
stones per acre, the highest yield of the ten years being 33 1 stones per 
acre. The crop of 1893 was a specially good one and is expected to 
average 34 stones per acre, worth about 8s. 3d. per stone, equal to 
£14 3s. 4d. per acre. I learn from Dr. Gowers that his authority for 
four million tons per annum is Chamber's Encyclopoedia, last edition, 
which give the Irish Flax crop for 1883 as 3,927,259 tons and for 1885 
as 4,166,095 tons. The error seems to be that stones have been set down 
as tons. According to Messrs. Chambers the annual value of the Irish 
Flax crop, estimated at £50 per ton, would be about £200,000,000. 

The probability is, the value seldom reaches one million pounds per 
annum. The yield instead of being 40 tons per acre is usually less than 
30 stones, or between 4 and 5 cwt. per acre. 

W. M. Hind. 

Serfdom in Suffolk (p. 193). — The Revd. Dr. Raven, in his 
interesting article on this subject, notes the spelling of " Huntingfeul " 
for Huntingfield as peculiar, and queries Robert le Curtoun and Wm. le 
Curtun, thinking them mis-readings for " de Corton." I very often find 
Huntingfeud in old records, too clearly written to be meant for 
Huntiugfield. Blafeud too often occurs for Blofield, and I fancy in 
many cases "field" may be the corruption. Robert aud Wm. le 
Curtoun are to my mind clearly misreadings of Curcoun, ** t " and " c " 
beingj practically the same in the hand of the period. The substitution 
of *' le " for " de " by careless scribes is not infrequent at this time, e.g., 
in our Norfolk Fines, of 21-22 Ed. I., Wm. le Curzun of Watton, and 
Agatha his wife occurs, while in 25-26 Ed. I., he and she are described 
as William and Agatha de Curaun. 

The most curious case I know of a variant surname is that of 
Blenerhassett vel Bleverhassett I cannot make up my mind which is 
right. Of corruptions, the most extraordinary and the most persistent 
in East Anglia is " Gallant " for Girling. 

It is a singular coincidence that. Dr. Raven, while printing 
a document sent him by Mr. Rider Haggai*d, refers to a grant of 
Blyburgh Priory, and that one of the witnesses to another grant to the 
same Priory (Dug. Mon. vi. p. 588) is a Walter Besant ! 

Walter Rte. 


Extinct Suffolk Famiuks. Talbot of Hintlbsham. — Family 
holding lands there previous to 1216 as, at that date, William Pipard 
had a grant of the lands of William Talbot. 

In 1219 William Talbot "de Metrevill Hintlesham" acquired the 
lands of Richard Escorchevell in the parish. 

In 1227 William Talbot had granted to him " Tota terra Nermann." 
He seems to have died circa 1247. 

In 1271 "Willi de Clifford Esch. Reg. citra Trent, Talebotus fiL 
Willi Talbot de releivo pro manerio de Hintlesham.'' 

1286 "Talbot de Hintlesham " died 

1306 Thomas Fitz Talbot, son of above, died. 

1314 Thomas Fitz Tallx)t son & heir died 

1331 Joan de Holbrok — widow of above. Had lands in dower — died 

1377 Peter Talbot died— heir of above. 

1377 Edmund Talbot— last of family mentioned. 

I should be much obliged for an explanation of the words italic sed 
in the following extract : — " Placita Dni Regis apud Gypewyc Ao. 
14. K I. Talebot fil. Willi sum. fuit — ad. respondend Dili Regi quo 
vfar clam, here waren. franci pleg. et emandas assie pants et crvis fracte 
in Hyntlesham." The "Priorissa de Wykes" was summoned on the 
same account. 

Hintlesham Rectory. W. D. 


Rbvd. John Brundish. — Revd John Brundish, Vicar of Fouldon, 
Co. Norf., married Jane Jelliam, at Northwold, Sep. 25, 1721. In the 
will of Mary Carter, spinster, 1756, is a bequest "Unto Anna Maria 
the daughter of my cousin John Brundish of Northwold." In the will 
of Mary Caiter of Northwold, widow, 1770, is a bequest to "the 
Reverend John Brundish of Bury." I shall be very glad of further 
particulars of the above cousinship, also of the issue of Mr. J. Brundish, 
and the date and place of his burial, &c. 

Henley Vicarage^ Ipswich. Wm. C. Pbarbon. 

Christophbr Pack, Paintbr. — Can any reader of the E.A. give 
information concerning Christopher Pack or Packe, a painter, stated to 
have been bom at Norwich in 1750 of an old merchant family. He 
came to London, and copied several pictures by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 
then returned to Norwich for some time, afterwards went to Liverpool 
and Dublin, returning to London about 1 796, after which all trace of him 
is lost. Are any portraits painted by him known in East Anglia, and is 
there any record of his death ? 

4Sy Park Lancy London^ W. Lionel Cust, p.s-a. 

[Possibly a connection of the Bell-founder of this name. Perhaps some 
campanologist can give a clue. — ^Ed.] 




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Wethbrell^ Co. Suffolk. — lu looking through some family papers 
lately, I came on an account of the early experiences of Robert 
Wetherell of Yarmouth, written in the form of letters. This Robert 
Wetherell, who was ultimately a captain in the merchant service, was 
bom in or about the year 1764, and his letters, of which there are 
seven, and part of an eighth (covering seventy-one pages of small 
quarto paper in a neatly written hand) give a description of the life led 
by a mercantile sailor at the end of the last century, the hardships 
incidental to it, and the tyranny of the press-gang. 

I am anxious to discover who the more distant ancestors of Robert 
Wetherell were. His father, Thomas, was, like himself, a sailor ; his 
grandfather, Robert, a small tradesman at Southwold, Suffolk. Further 
than this nothing definite is known of the family. 

If some correspondent of the Hast Anglian will kindly give me 
information relative to the Wetherells of Suffolk, of whatever rank or 
condition, I shall be much obliged. There was an Abraham Wetherell, 
gent., of Bury St. Edmund's, in the year 1 731, but beyond that I know 
nothing. The name, of course, belongs to a widely-spread kindred 
between Yorkshire and the border, and where it is met with in more 
southern regions its owners generally lay claim to northern descent. 
But it is quite possible that the Wetherells of Suffolk had no traceable 
connection with the better-known family of the north. 

Dunsian House^ Kirton-in-Lindsey, Mabel Peacook. 

Revd. Richard Stephenson. — Revd. Richard Stephenson was for 
many years Curate of Feltwell, Co. Norf. In the will of John Carter 
of North wold, 1794, is a bequest "unto Mary the wife of Reverend 
Richard Stephenson of Feltwell." Mr. Stephenson and his wife were 
witnesses to the will of William Langham of Mildenhsdl, in 1801. I 
shall be very glad to learn the maiden name and parentage of Mrs. 
Stephenson, also particulars of their issue, and the place and dates of 
their burials, &c., &c. 

Henley Vicarage^ Iptmch, Wm. C. Pearson. 


Parents at Weddings (p. 208).— The opposite is more generally 
the case, both in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Some consider it unlucky 
for the mother to be present. May the custom, so far as she is 
concerned, be explained in the prosaic way, that she is busy at home 
with the tsooking 1 

J. R. 0. 



Thb Great PBSTiLicroB (A.n. 1348-9) : oommonly known as the Black Death. Bj 
Francis Aidan Gasquet, d.d., 0.s.b. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co. — Among 
the epidemics of the middle ages none assumed so grave an aspect as the Black Death. 
Its aire effects were so far reaching as to give this plague more than ordinaiy 
importance ; hence Dr. Gasquet's desire to present an adequate account of this 
"turning point in the national life,** which in very truth it appears to have been. 
Church and SState alike became paralysed with fear, and this terrible disaster caused 
such havoc as completely to upset the conditions under which men lived. Out of this 
fiery ordeal there emerged *' a new religious spirit," which Dr. Gasquet contends was 
"checked by the change of religion in the 16th century." This statement must be 
taken with a certain amount of reservation, although, from the writer*s standpoint, it 
is not difficult to understand the assumption. Any how it opens out details uf much 
interest. Hie story of the Black Death is indeed a sad one. Taking its rise in the 
east, it ravaged Europe until it reached England in the autumn of 1^, and was at 
its height in the Eastern Counties in the summer of the following year. Norfolk and 
Suffolk were visited grievously, and Dr. Gasquet in his exhaustive chapter which deals 
with our locality, avails himself of Dr. JessoppV investigations. The introduction of 
"Shavelings" to fill benefices in the Diocese of Norwich during Bp. Bateman*s 
Episcopate is a striking instance of the extremities to which the community was 
reduced. The hindrance to church building is illustrated in the sudden stoppage in 
the erection of the Western Towers of Great Yarmouth Church. The* decrease in 
▼alue of land in Essex, when rents dropped to one half, is a most significant phase in 
the tiien prevailing disquietude, and has some resemblance to the present depressed 
state of agriculture. Every page of Dr. Gasquet's book bears evidence of painstaking 
research, and, as a chapter in English History, hitherto unwritten, will assuredly 
remain the standard work on the subject. 

RAinx>M RoAtfiNO and other Papers. By Rev. Aug: Jessopp, d.d. London : T. 
Fisher Unwin, Paternoster Square. — A volume of Essays must have a title, and 
perhaps it would savour of presumption were we to quarrel with the initial name given 
to thii volume, drawn from the first of these collected Essays. ** Castle Acre " deals 
with a familiar subject in such a way as to c^ve new mterest to an old theme. 
" Hill-digging and Magic " is of absorbing interest. The Norfolk barrows are known 
to have l^n widely pilla^ied, and it seems that the 15th cenhury was a time of special 
enterprise in this direction. Hence the term hill-digging. The account of the 
licensed search for hidden treasure in Norfolk and Suffolk {Ump. Hen. vin.), committed 
to Lord Curzon, is highly entertaining. ** Hill-digging " and " Mm^c ^ are found 
hand in hand together, and curiously enough, the parish Priests of S. Gregory's, 
Norwich, and Melton (Norf.), are found privy to the practise of the black art, to which 
apparently they were no stran^rs. Lideed such astonishing instances are given of 
pnesUy connivance about this tune at the most revolting forms of necromancy, as to 
lead to a belief that the Evil One was rampant under the garb of outward sanctity. 
The Coin finds at Hockwold (a.d. 1855), Weston (a.d. 1852), and at Baconnthorpe 
(A.D. 1887), are particularly alluded to with other instances of diverse hoards deposited 
in the earth by niggard hands, and sundry reflections of an entertaining character. 
In " A Fourteenth C?entury Parson," John de Gumay, Rector of llarpley, Norf., is 
seen in all the concerns of church and village. The details are supphed from a 
bailifrs account rendered to the Rector in 1306. "A Rural Retrospect" ii a racy 
paper ; the other essays deal more or leas with current topics of socisJ importance 
rather than antiquarian interest. We cannot refrain from quoting the following 
words from Dr. Jessopp*s able preface: "I have found so much delight in such 
(Historical and Archaeological) studies, they have made the common objects by the 
way side so full of interest, and brought me into such close and mysterious relations 
with the generations behind us, that from very craving for sympathy I have felt 
impelled to bring others under the spell of that same fascination, wnich has not only 
adaed to the happiness of my life, but has, I believe, added to my usefulness in the 
duties of my callmg." 

Life in a Suffolk Villagb. Edited by Rev. C. R. Durrant, Rector of Freston. 
Ipswich : Pawsey and Hayes. —Mr. Durrant*s useful and interesting reprint of the 
sheets of his monthly Parish. Man^ne is to hand for the past year. It is a capital 
summary of events and has more than a local value. The monumental inscriptions in 
Freston churchyard are continued by Mr. H. W. Birch. 


(Vol. hi., pp. 282-4; Vol. v., pp. 229-3). 

An Early English Ornament at Frostendbn. 

The church ' at Frostendeu, mentioned in the last note (on 
account of the querns that are to be seen in the rubble of its tower), 
contains a feature of even greater interest. The moulding of the arches 
of the east window and chancel piscina contain an ornament that is 
certainly Early English and certainly rare. I have searched for a 
description or figure of it, or its semblance, not only in the works of 
Parker and other recent writers, but in those of Carter, Brandon, and in 
some serial publications without success. 

The church — everywhere later than the tower — has been restored 
a few years ago by the present patron and former rector, the Rev. J, F. 
Ewen, of Reydon Hall. If any person wishes to learn what a conservative 
restoration is, he should visit Frostenden church. Indeed he may learn 
no unimportant lesson from the figure of the piscina given here. 
This zigzag ornament is broken, imperfect ; yet no attempt has been 
made to replace the lost parts, or renew the damaged bases of the 
columns. The modern completion would have lessened the value (very 
great) of that which remains, and for preserving this unaltered, every 
archasologist must feel grateful to Mr. Ewen. 

The round tower, mentioned in the last note, may be Norman, but 
of such a church no traces remain. On the tower, however, are the 
marks of a roof of higher pitch than that which at present covers the 
nave, and the alteration thus indicated is abundantly confirmed by the 
interior. There is a chancel with Early English features, a nave and 
south aisle of Decorated Character, and, of course, in all the windows 
Perpendicular tracery. (The Perpendicular wood- work cannot be referred 
to in this note). 

There can be little doubt that the original church consisted only of an 
Early English nave and chancel,and with the alteration of the roof, thesouth 
wall was replaced by octagonal pillars and simple arches, and the aisle 
added. A porch intervenes between the end of the aisle and the tower. 
The porch doorways, inner and outer, have very characteristic Decorated 
mouldings. Within the inner doorway, on its east side, is a simple 
Decorated Stoup, and at the east end of the aisle, on the south wall, is 
a quite similar piscina, no doubt for a chapel or altar at this end of the 
aisle. At the corner of the aisle and chancel, i.e.^ where the east end of 
the aisle joins the south wall of the chancel, is an angle piscina, unusual 
in that its opening towards the north has the usual pointed arch, but 
the opening towards the west has an ogee arch. Adjacent to it are the 
remains of a wall staircase to the former rood-loft. This piscina suggests 
an altar against the rood screen. Does it not also suggest another at 
the part of the aisle adjacent to the nave 1 The meaning of such angle 
piscinas deserves consideration. An instance has lately beeen described 




of a piscina on the level of the top of rood screen, suggesting an 
altar there. Possibly instances may be found in East Anglia, if searched 
for. More than one altar near the rood-screen may have been commoD. 
Besides the woodwork, and a wooden credence table, to be after- 
wards described, the other point of interest, and the chief point, is the 
moulding ornament that is here figured. To call attention to it is the 
object of this 

note. It is 
perfect in the 
whole arch of 
the east win- 
dow (fig. 1), 
and is there 
double, but 
cannot be well 
occupied by 
lar tracery.* 
In the piscina 
the ornament 
is imperfect, 
but can be 
well studied, 
thanks to the 
wise absti- 
nence from re- 

The ornament itself (fig. 2) 
when seen at a distance, sug- 
gests the common tooth orna- 
ment. The similar effect is 
indeed curious, considering 
the difference in detail, but is 
doubtless an indication of its 
origin. It essentially simplifies 
the element of the tooth orna- 
ment, in which the angular 
zigzag is multiplied. Here it 
is modified by the shape of the 
elements and their outline. 

newal. The 
arch has cha- 
E. E. capi- 
tals and bases. 
On the west 
sideof the arch 
is the com- 
mencement of 
another, evi- 
dently cut 
through when 
the adjacent 
window recess 
was made. 
There can be 
little doubt 
that this indi- 
cates the pre- 
vious existence 
of similar 
(Fig. 1.) arches, of larger size, over sedilia. 

Across a broad deep hollow 
pieces of stone are left, under- 
cut. Each is wider at one 
end than the other ; they are 
in contact alternately at broad 
and narrow ends. The edge 
of each is wavy, presenting 
slight curves. This wavy edge 
suggests a likeness to the edge 
of a leaf, and, with the shape, 
may be an indication that a 
feeling was acting on the most 
rigid feature — a feeling des- 

Tr^jaTTiiTi r cn-^^Ti;:;rip^^ ' 

(Fig. 2.) 
tined soon to break the formal bell of the capital into foliage 

In the window-arch the precisely similar ornament occupies two 

* Renewed at the restoration as it before existed. Mr. Ewen has mentioned to 
me that he renewed the incongruitjr with regret, but there was no choice, since this 
tracery was known, and the earner window was unknown. 


similar deep broad hollows, limited by similar simple round elements, 
the two being separated by a medial boi*der half-round, as shown in the 
figure. The capitals are equally typical Early English forms. Such a 
double zigzag is as rare as the simple form, if not more so. Particular 
interest attaches to it, because Frostenden is only a short two miles 
from Wangford, where there used to be a " reversed zigzag,'' of another 
character. Wangford, the seat of a cell of the Thetford monks, and on 
the outside of the church was a Norman arcade, until the " thorough " 
restoration which has given the village a church of the 19th century 
aspect. No trace of the arcade now exists. I hope shortly to reproduce 
for the readers of the B. A, n, drawing of it by Davy, and a figure of 
this "reversed zigzag" from an old volume of Archceolo^ia^ where it 
was given as almost unique. 

W. R. G0WBB8. 


No. II. 
Trinity 4S Elizaheih. 

40. John Jefferey gent. ^ Geo. Coo gent. plat. ^ John Roger gent, 
defnt. of messuages <) lands in Stanforde le hope Gurringham k obinge 
& ange Bowers GyflTord <) Pytsey. 

41. John Harlowe plat. <) Robert Barnes ^ Mary his Wife ^ 
Christopher Prewse <) Santh his Wife defii. of land in Sywardeston ats. 

42. Joseph Sydey gent plat. ^ Wm. Clopton arm. ^ Ann his Wife 
Anthony Lowe ^ Grace his Wife, Henry Shephard <) Agnes bis Wife, 
Alien Hatsyns <) Sarah his Wife John Heade ^ Benjamin Heade dels, of 
a messuage lands ^ rent in & oxheath. 

43. Wm. Peart gent plat <^ Arkinwaldum Smyth <) Jane his Wife 
^ John <) Thomas Smyth defe. of a messuage <) pasture in Brentwood. 

44. John Meade gent ^ Robert Hanbye gent plats. ^ John 
Wentworth arm. <) Cecill his Wife defs. of Manor of Overhall messuages 
land ^ rent in Gestingthorpe Sible Heningham ah. Sible Hedingham 
Great ^ Little Maplested, Bulmer Wickham St Paul ^ the Advowson of 
Gestingthorpe (bo. 

45. Wm. Dangell yunr. gent. 1) Miles Sole gent plat, e) Christopher 
Holford arm. ^ Mary his Wife defs. of messuage ^ lands <) rent in 
Westhurrock, Dodinghurst, Orsed, Stiffud, Grayes, Alverley, Purfleitt 

46. Simon Bowtell yunr. ^ Robert Halles plats. <) John Poole ^ 
Anne his Wife ^ Nathaniel Barnard <) Mary his Wife defs. of a messuage 
<) land in Thaxted. 

47. Wm. Willoughby arm ^ Thomas Bowker gent plats. <^ John 
Evelyn arm. ^ George Evelyn Arm <) Elizabeth his Wife def& of Manor 
of Chalkwell messuages lands rents frank pledge ^ in Chalkwell Mylton 


Leigh Thundersleigh Little Pritlewell Stambridge, Hornchuroh Gt. 
Haveringe, Lachingdon Eastwood Rocheford Northbemflyt. 

48. John Harte ^ Nicholas Browne plats. ^ Henry Wall ^ 
Katharine his Wife, Thomas Wall c) Kaikerine his Wife defs. of a 
messuage <) land in Stansted Mountfichett. 

49. Nicholas Kyrke gent. plat. ^ John Curde gent. Giles 
Hunwicke Hugo ^ Thomas Hunwicke defs. of a messuage <) land in 
Bradwell by the Sea. 

50. Arthur Longvile gent. Frances Harte gent, plats. <) John 
Wentworth arm. ^ Henry Wentworth arm. defs. of Manors of 
Wethersfeild Little Codham, Horkesley Garner Oamon Belcham Otton 
Otton Belcham <) Belcham William ^ Waterbelcham ^ of houses lands ^ 
rents in Wethersfeild Shalford Sible Hedingham Gt. Bardfeild Booking 
Braintree Little Raine Little Bardfeild, Gt. c) Little Horkesley Wether- 
mounforde West Barghoult Fordham Buers St. Mary, Naylaud by 
Stoake, Belcham Otton ats Otton Belcham, Pentlowe, Foxearth, Bulmer 
Belcham William ats Water Belcham Borley Lyston ^ Halst^d <) the 
advowsons of Little Horkesley ^ Belcham Otton. 

Michaelmas JfS-JfJf Elizabeth. 

1. John Poole plat. <) George Pechey <) Mary his Wife defs. of 
messuages «) land in Chippinge Onger. 

2. Richard Everard arm. plat, r) Mathew Collett ats Davemshe 
def of land in Bromfeild <) Gt. Waltham. 

3. Edward Grymeston arm <) Jane his Wife plat. <) Thomas 
Clenche arm <) Elizabeth his Wife defnts. of a moiety of a messuage <) 
lands Bradfeild Mystley «) Wick. 

4. John Durrant plat. <) Robert Longe def. of a messuage ^ land 
in Ravestocke. 

5. John Thuraton gent. ^ Richard Ingram plat. ^ Jerome Mills 
def. of mess. <) land in Colchester <) Westvergholt 

6. John Aylett plat. ^ John Harte def. of land in Thaxsted Henry 
Twedye plat. <) Edward Jerome def. of messuages ^ land in Maldon. 

7. John Browne plat, e) John Blackman ats Blackborne «) Alice his 
Wife def of a messuage «) lands in Gestingthorpe. 

8. James Crowe plat. & John Gallewaye ^ Mary his Wife def. of 
a messuage in Booking. 

9. John Scott plat. <) Andrew Scott def. of a messuage <) land in 

10. Thomas Fortescue arm «) Francis Huberd gent. plat. <) Edward 
Huberd arm def. of land in Byrchanger. 

11. Richard Synmell gent. plat. ^ George Sayer arm Dorothy his 
Wife def of lauds in Aldham <) Fordham. 

12. Baniabus Freman plat. ^ Wm. Freman Senior def. of land in 
Ashdon ^ Bartloe. 



13. Peter Blower gent. plat. ^ Thomas Parradyne ^ Mary his 
Wife def. of a messuage <) land in Westham. 

14. John Ashby plat. <) Thomas Prick def. of a messuage ^ lands 
in Halsted ^ Little Maplested. 

15. Edward Bullocke gent plat ^ John Longmer ^ Helen his 
Wife defs. of a moiety of Manor of Mulsham ats Moulsham houses <) 
lands in Gt Wigborowe Salcott Virley Leyer Mamey ^ leyer de Lahaye. 

16. Wm. Luckin plat <) George Clarke ^ Jane his Wife def. of 
land in Chiche Regis ats Chiche Saint Osithe ^ Weleigh. 

17. Robert Wyseman gent plat ^ Stephen Riche def. of a 
messuage <) lands in Berdfylde Magna Berdfylde Parva ^ Thaxted. 

18. Robert Lee, Alderman of London plat <^ Wm. Webbe gent. ^ 
George Garthe gent <) Jane his Wife def. of a messuage in Braintree. 

19. Christopher Borowghe plat ^ Wm. Hayes ^ Margaret his 
Wife def. of a messuage in Dedham Richard Frenche Jona Fennynge 
plat. ^ John Wyatt def. of a messuage in Walden. 

20. Simon Lynch dark plat. ^ George Ny colls junr. gent. «) 
Martha his Wife def. of a messuage ^ land in North Weald Bassett. 

21. Thomas Browne pint <) Ralph Royse J Alice his Wife <) 
Stephen Royse def. of a messuage in Gestingthorpe George Burr ^ 
Robert Buckle plat. J Richard Eve ^ Alice his Wife def. of land in 

(To be continued,) 


No. XL 

(Extracted from ^^ Nonarum Inquisitionen in Curia Scaccarii Temp. 

Regis Edwardi III** 

[p. 70.] 

Hundr' db Stowb. 

Stowb S'ti Petri & S'tb Mar' 

Robti de Berton Nicfti de Walour WalV Bern Nichckyna Simon Tyel 

WilTi Frend 
WiVri Senelones 
Rici Frend 

Joh' Iryng9 
J oh' Saltman 
J oh' Mundegome 
Gilb'ti Iryng9 
Joh' Lucas 

Rob' Cokere 
Joh' le Spens' 
Rob'ti SPre 
Rici de Leleseye 
Olde Neuton cu* 
Rogi de Appilthueit 
Rob'ti Caperonn 
Will'i Cuttyng 
Rob'ti Arnold 

Fynb'gh M* 
Henr* atte Berne 
Radi de Geddyngg 
Rogi Davy 
Joh'is Ran 

Fynbergh P* 
Will'm Glanvyle 
Galfrid Baronn 

Joh'i Aldred 
Rob'ti Spendelove 
Ade dil Fen 



Heiir' de Schidhagh 
Joh' de Kent 
Galfr' Mowe 

Joh' Pollard 
Joh' le Wrih'te 
Math'i de Brokford 

Joh' Cokrel 

Cretyngg S^ti Petri 
Eust' de Hanleye 
Thorn' de Eston 
Joh'is atte Wode 
WiVVi Ketel 
Henr' Can 

[p. 71.] 


Cretyngg S^ti PetH 
Will'i Schute 

Cretyng oVk s'tor' 
Rad de Scheph'de 
Thom' de Pulford 
Joh' Richeman 
Sim' Idesson 

Wittm Kenne Witt de Thelnetfem Joh'em de Lyvm'e Witt d& 
Pakepham Nichm le Ballif Robtm de Howes Joh'em le Bret Thom' de 
Beek Thom' de Hepworth Wittm Nichole Galfr' de Caldewell Ad Skot 
Waif Horffej Thom' de Trows Joh' fil' Steph'i de Ly vm're Abell' Beman 
Joh'm Rob't Gilb'tm de Crinesheved Steph'm de Pulh'm Joh'em atte 
Medewe Galfrm de Burgate Petr' de Euston Rogm de Mayster Radm de 

Weston Ayzfeld Fva 

Joh'm de Badelyngehm* Joh'm fil' Joh'is de 

WilTm Beneyt 
Petr' Glove 
Thom' Pecche 

Galfr' Wolvar 
Ad Beneyt 

Radm Couh'ne 
Wiri'm Ciirteys 
Henr' fil' Rogi 
Henr' fil' Robti 

Joh'em Monek 
Gilb'tum de Toftes 

Galfr' Baldry 
Joh'em Frebody 

Ricm Battisford 
Wil'l'm fil' Radi 
Steph'm Overfen 
Thom' atte Hil 
Joh' Symond 
Joh' Alekyn 

Will' le Warde 

Galfi^m Beton 

Steph' Coco 
Wil'l' Mariot 

[p. 72] 
Rogm de Bergh'm 
Rofm Eenemnn 
Steph'm fil' Robti 

Joh'em le Kyng 
Will'm Grym 

Galfrm de Stanton 
Joh'm Aysshgost 
Joh'm Balheved 

Nich'm de Walsh'm 
Rob'tm Sare 
WilT Kembald 

Aysfekl Magna 
Joh'em de Mekewod 
Radm le S'iaunt 
Rogm Pykerel 

Badewell P'va 

Rob'tm le Fermo' 

Petr' atte Buk 
WilT fil' Gundred 

WalPm de Trowes 
Rob'tm Waryn 

tStowe Langetot 
WilTm Elies 
Joh'm Elyes 

Wil'l'm Cokeman 
Joh'em Hm' 

Edm' atte Pirie 
Joh'm Aiistyn 

[p. 73] 

Petr' Catonn 
Petr' Wantonn 
Galfr' fil' Isman 


Wil'l' le Graung' 
Rob'tm le MaysP 
Thom' Horn 




Kadni le Smjth 
Thorn' Toffay 

Radm le Hare 
Galfr' Bercelet 

Hug' Aunsel 
Wil'l'm fir Johis 

Rob'tm de Sothyngton 
Joh' Hart 
Rob'tm Garard 
Rob'tm Kempe 

Adam label 
Rob'tm le Wannoy 
Nich'm le Fullere 

Galfr* Garard 
Davyd atte Forth 
Fak' Fva 
Thorn' Baldwyne 
Hug' Baret 

Cone Weston 
Joh'em Frauuceys 
Elia Nichole 
Joh'm Osb'u 

Hundr' db Theward'. 

[p. r*.] 

Ricm de Langh*m 
Joh'm Kene 

Ad le Redere 
Rob'tm le P'ker 

Rob'tm del Grep 
Hug* Bemie 

Rob'm Tillote Wil'l'm de Neketon Steph' de Livniere Rob' de 
Tymeworth Joh' de Thurston Alex' Tillote Wil'l'm de Stonh'ra Henr' 
Thurmed SewalT attewelle Joh' Clement Rob'm le Pulter Nich'm 
Briht3yne Rogm Mayheu Joh' de Stonh'm Joh' le Claver Wil'l'm le 
Fraunceys Waltm Mokes Joh' de Drayton Joh' Maymund Rob'tm de 
Hoo Joh' de Bradefeld Steph'm de Ampton Rob'm atte Wode Ad de 


Wil'l'm de Taillor 

Wil'l'm Hereward 

Rob'm Marsely 

Thom' Delacre 

Joh' de Westbrom 

Joh' de Marth'm 

Joh' Godrich 

Wil'l'm Chut 

Ad Aldwyk 
Joh' Hardheued 
Rogm Aunsel 
Ricm Nikeman 
Wil'l'm Finch 
Joh' Baconn 
WalP atte Golf 
Petr' Goldston 

Whelnetham In' 
Thorn' de Castel 
WalP Stulle 
Henr' Aleyn 

Ad Beneschef 
Will'm atte Hel 
Thorn' le Taillour 
Wil'l'm de PVetone 

Joh' de Freton 
Thom' Curteys 
Joh' G'meyn 
Joh' le Taillour 

Galfrm Messag' 
Joh' Spore 
Joh' le Schepherde 
Joh' Jakis 

Joh'em Skot 
Joh' Screttz 
Ad Skot 

Bradefeld Seint Cler 
Steph'm Baconn 
Thom' Raven 

Bradefeld Seint Cler 
Joh' de Throuton 
WalP Griffyn 

Liv'mer Mag' 
Wil'l'm Martyn 
Thom' Cok 
Joh' Brion 
Henr' Kyng 

Bradfeld F 
Joh'm de Balisden 
Rob'm atte Thom 
WilT Maymund 
Ranulph' del Wode 
Joh' Cok 
Rog atte Grene 
Wil'l'm le Lacy 

Ricm Dun 
Brie' Skot 
RoBm Bai-set 
Wil'l'm Huxtere 

Wkelneth'm Fva 
Joh' de Stonh'm 



Wkelneth'm P'va 
Alexm Cokeman 
WiVrm Craiss 
Joh' Martyn 

Fomh^m SHi Marti' 
Alexm C'teys 
Rob'tm Wjunegold 
Joh'm Albred 
Siniong Fraunceys 
ForntCm SUe Genouephe 
Job' atte Watir 
WilTm le Spens' 
Wirrm attc Watir 
Ricm le Fuller 

BradefpJd Mo'ch! 
Rob'm de Ker 
Job* de Ker 
Rob'm le T'nour 

Job'em Helle 
Eliam Duce 
Job' Pecok 
Edm' Tillote 

Nicb'm Plaiicb' 
Stepb'ni le Noble 
Nicb'm de Bradem'e 

[p. 76] 
Ed*m de Cottone 
Job' Saxy 
Nicb' de Prilliston 
Job' de Polk 

(To he contiTvued, ) 

Job' Cbut 
Job' Julie 
Job' atte Bregg 
Job' atte Wode 

Ad Wlnard 
Georg' Wysman 
Tbom' fil' Ed'm' 
Job' Sewall 

Job* de Clopton 
Wall^in del Herst 
Gilb'tm Burgbbard 
Wil'l'm Dubel 

Kbble of Suffolk. Monumental Inscriptions in Old Newton 
Church. Suff. (p. 221-2). — I beg to tbank Mr. Mibier-Gibson-Cullum 
for bis notes. My erroneous description of tbe Keble sbield was due to tbe 
worn condition of tbe slab, and to tbe non-mention by Kirby, W. Wbite, 
<fec., of any connection between tbe Keble family and Old Newton. A 
well-compiled pedigree of tbe Kebles of Suffolk is a desideratum. Tbere 
are no monuments to tbem at Greeting and Stowmarket ; but tbere ore 
some slabs in Earl Stoubam cburcbyard, and tbere is on tbe exterior side 
of tbe east wall of tbe small transept, a marble tablet in memory of 
Burrell Keble. Wben Earl Stonbam cburcb was "restored" tbe slabs 
lying witbiu tbe cburcb were covered over witb a pavement of tessellated 
tiles, a batcbment sbowing tbe arms of Moore of Kentwell Hall, witb 
tbose of Driver of Deerbolts Hall, in pretence, was banisbed to a room 
used by tbe scbool cbildren (tbe canvass now bangs in tatters from tbe 
frame), and I am told tbat the s<aid marble tablet would bave been used 
to form a foundation for tbe tesselated tiles bad not somebody interested 
in tbe Keble family interfered, 

Tbe autbor of " The Christian Year " was of Suffolk extraction : — 

"John Kkblb sprang from a family which had originally come from Suflfolk, but 
had since the sixteenth century been settled in Gloucestershire. One of his ancestors, 
Sir Henry Keble, ^ocer, had been Lord Mayor of London in 1511, and had been 
noted for his liberality towards the rebuilding of Aldermanbury Church and towards 
other charities, a descentlant of his, Richard Keble, purchased the manor of East 
Leech Turville, in Gloucestershire, which remained in his family till the beginning of 
the eighteenth century. "~/oAti KtUey a Biography ^ by Walter Lock, M.A., third ed. 
(1893), p. 1-2. 

Charles S. Partridgb. 



No. VI. 

PARCELLIS of Plate deliverid to my Lorde Cardinallis Grace vrith the 
monding of tartaigne odar Parcells resceavyd by thandis of Maistar 
Alverde, sens the xxth daye of Marche ariTio xvij, whedu Parcellis I 
liave deliverid to thatidis of Maistar Alverd and other. 

Item deliverid oone Plattar markyd withe the Lre of a poiss. 
xxxviij oz. 

Item a Dyshe markyd withe the Lre of a poiss xxj oz. 
Item iij Saucers markyd withe the Lre of a poiss. xxxv oz. d. 
Item twoo Dyshes markyd withe B poiss. xlvij oz. 
Item iij Saucers markyd withe B poiss. xxx oz. qrt. 
Item oone Phittar markyd withe C poiss. xlij oz. 
Item ooue Dyshe markyd withe D poiss. xx oz. d. d. qi*t. 
Item twoo Saucers markyd withe D poiss. xix oz. iij qrt. 
Item twoo Dyshes markyd with E poiss. Ivij oz. iij qrt. 
Item twoo Saucers markid withe poiss, xxiiij oz. qrt. 
Sum. totalis amountethe 

to in ounces. ccc xxxvj oz. d. qrt. 

the oz. iija. viijrf. in money Ixj/. xij«. vd. 

Item deliverid to my said Lorde twoo new Plattars and a Dyshe 
qq.. . ... 

poiss. iiij xvj oz. d. the oz. vij«. viijrf. in money xvij/. xiijs. xd. 

Wherupon resceavyd twoo olde Platters and a Dyshe of silvar poiss. iiij 

xiiij oz. qrt. the oz. vij«. iijc?. in money xv/. xiij«. ijc/. rest to me. — 
xxxixff. viij</. 

Item deliveryd for my Lordis Grace iij feyre Goblitts with a Cover 
parcel! gilte Strekyn withe Martlitts poiss. Iv oz. iij qrt. the oz. iiijs. i}d, 
in money. — xj/. xij«. iijrf. ob. 

Item oone Bason and a Ewar parcell gilte poiss. Ixxix oz. the oz. iiij«. 
— xv/. xvjs. 

Item deliveryd oone gilte Goblitt withe a Cover strekyn withe 
Martletts made to a matche to twoo odar poiss. xxxvj oz. qrt. the oz. v«. 
— ix/. nvd. 

Item the mending and dressing uppe of twoo Aultar Candilsteks 
gilte and burnyshing the same. — iiij«. 

Item the mending of a Quarte Potte of silvar and parcell gilte, 
and saudering the Carduers on the Lyddes and burnyshing. — ij«. 

Item the dressing uppe of xiij Sponnes withe Apostills and oone 
gilte. -7-xxc?. 

Item deliveryd the mending of a gilte Cover to a Perfume wheche 
was resceavyd in Aprill anno xvij and saudering. — ij«. 

Item deliverid the dressing uppe of twoo gilte Salts square and the 
burnyshing of the same. — xxc?. 


Item deliverjd to Maistar Alverde to and for my said Lordis use 

twoo Pottis parcell gilte poiss. iiij xviij oz. Wherupon resceavyd twoo 
olde Pottis to make theyme uew of the same weight for every oz. making 
and parcell gilding y\]d, the iijd. daye of Maye an. xviij. — lvij«. ijrf. 

Item the new dressing uppe of twoo odar Goblitts matche to the 
same new Goblitte. — iij«. iiij^. 

Item the new dressing uppe of twoo gamyshe of silvar Vessell and 
bumyshing, wheche were bought of my Lord of DurhanCt executours 
for my Lord Cardinalls use. — xU. 

Item the dressing uppe of twoo odar garnyshe of silvar Vessell 
deliveryd to Maistar Alverde the iij daye of Mey for boiling, plannyshiugy 
and bumyshing. — xb. 

Item the dressing uppe of twoo gamyshe of Silvar Vessell deliveryd 
to Maister Alverde the same daye for boiling plaunyshing and bumyshing. 
— xl5. 

Item for boiling, plaunyshing and bumyshing of twoo odar 
garnishe of Silver Vessell. — xl«. 

Item the mending of a Flagon of silvar and lengthing of the 
Cheyne withe the silver that went to it. — v«. 

Item the mending of a Fumitory waying more than it dyd before 
by d. oz. — vj«. viijcf. 

Item the mending of oone of my Lord is Pilloura brought to me by 
Doctor Allyn, — iiij«. 

Item the mending of a gilte Candilsteke for an Aultar poiss, .iij«. 
\\\]d. for the mending xxrf. — v«. 

Item deliveryd to the Deyne of Wellis oone peyre of Flagons of 
silvar and parcell gilte poiss. clix oz. d. the oz. iiij«. — xxxj7. xviij». 

Item deliveryd the xxvij daye of Julye the mending of twoo Pottill 
Pottis parcell gilte for my Lordis owne use deliverid to thandis of 
Maistar Alverde for the gilding and mending the bancs lyddes and 
saudering them in sartaigne places. — vj«. viijc?. 

Item the mending of iij gilte Cruyses the same daye. — vij». 
Sum. totalis of this acompte 
due to me Robart Amadas, 
amonntethe to cxlv/. ix(f. ob. 

In peyment wherof as follouethe 
RESCEAVED of my said Lordis Grace sens </^<f vjth efay 0/ February 

anno xvij for to make sarten silver Vessell of after savmples. 

Item resceavyd in broken Plate poiss. civ. oz. the oz. iiJ5. viiijcf. in 
money. — xxvl. xvj.?. viijc?. 

Item a lytill gilte Challes poiss. iiij. oz. d. the oz. iij». viijc/. in 
money. — xvj«. vj(/. 

Item in silver poiss. cxxoz. the oz. iija. iiijc?. — xx/. 

Item oone olde silver Flagon poiss. Ixxiij oz. d. the oz. iijs. iiijtf. in 
money. — xij/. va. 


Item in gilte Plate broken poiss. Ivij oz. qrt. the oz. iij<. viijcf. in 
money. — xZ. iw. xjd 

Item a Image of our Lady gilte poiss. xvij oz. d. qrt. the oz. iijs. 
viijcf. in money. — ^lix». jd ob. 

Item oone Image of Sent Stevpji white poiss. xxij oz. d. the oz. iiJ8. 
iiijc?. — iij/. xv«. 

Item twoo Pillours of white made for a Tabamacle by George 
HuxoTf Goldsmethe poiss. lij oz, the oz. iij«. iiijc/. — viij7. xiijir. iiijc/. 

Item oone Chaffyng Dyshe of silvnr broken white poiss. xxxv oz. 
the oz. iijs. iiijrf. in money. — v/. xvj«. viijrf. 
Sum, totalis of this acompte due to 
my Lord Cardinalls Grace ^ 

amountethe to iiij xZ. xijs. i]d. ob. 

Beste due to me Robt. Amadas 

of this acompte iiij7. viija. vijrf. 

The Long House, Safi^on Walden. W. E. Latton, f.s.a. 

Serfdom in Suffolk (p. 193). — I am grateful to Mr. Rye for his 
instances of the termination "feud." As "felda" and "fella" are the 
usual Domesday forms, the history of the change may be phonetic, due 
to the reluctance to pronounce the / which prevails in our home counties 
and has influenced the eau terminations in France. 1 accept the Curcoun 
theory, having suffered from the mistaken Camboritum for Camboricum, 
and would ask whether de Crucione, the Latin form of Curzon, does not 
mean " from the cross-roads " ? 

J. J. Raven, d.d., f.b.a. 



The church has an Early English chancel with rebuilt east end, 
Decorated nave spanned by a Perpendicular hanimer-beam roof, and a 
square brick west tower of the latter period. The south porch to nave 
contains a holy water stoup, and there is a piscina in S. chancel wall. 
An early font with round bowl supported on four columns with 
cushioned capitals, set round a central pillar, is raised one step from the 
pavement. Some small remains of Decorated gloss in a N. chancel 
window. The nave is seated with simply carved beuches of late 
Perpendicular. The royal escutcheon of arms is unusually early, 
shewing motto and date "God save the King, 1640." The earliest 
sepulchral memorial is a Decorated tomb in S. nave wall with very 
beautifully carved canopy with septfoil arch, the cusps worked into 
heads. It is flanked with small pinnacles, but there is now no figure 
beneath it. 


Upon a square brass plate in a stone south of the chancel, by the 
priests' door is this acrostic epitaph engraved in italics : — 
NatiLS quern infra legio Martij 24**. 1556. 

T erra fui te^^roeq^ vtero iam deinde recepttts 

H ic iaceo curis hominum lacrimisq* sotutus 

mnibtiB kcec eadem sedes kcec uma paratur 

M axima sed nostri tenues pars vecta sub auras, 

A stra petti veneranda fides sic credere iussit 

S cilieet hcec requies et nostri met-a laboris 

H ospes adeo tumuloq' feras solennia nostra 

btectant manes lacrynue luctusq' piorum, 

R espondet votis meritum si vota sequatur^ 

S ed male qui meruere luunt scelus igne haratkri, 

E t lacrymis harathri nullis extinguitur ignis, 

M e invat oitemi non falLax gloria secli ; 

A t licet humancE plores discrimina vitce . 

N am dolor est vitce merces, solatia mortis, 

Mortuus quern supra luges Junij 6© : 1619®. 
On the N. side of the chancel before the altar rails a slab displays 
this shield : — (Az.) a pair of barnacles (or) between 3 plates : on a chief 
indented per pale (az. and purple) 2 roses (or.) Horsman, Beneath is 
inscribed : — 

Veritas me Vrget. | Depositvm Edwardi | Horsman in Resvrrec | 
tione mortvorvm | olim resvmendvm. | Obijt 4th Aprill: | Ano: Dom: 
1659: I Ano iEtatis 65. 

Mounted in a wooden frame on the north wall (whither they have 
probably at some time been removed from the floor for protection) are 
brass figures of a man and his two wives and two daughters, being five 
separate plates. The gentleman is in armour, bareheaded ; his wives in 
Elizabethan dress shewing an embroidered petticoat in front. In the 
centre, over his head, is placed his coat of arms : — (arg.) a fess nebuly 
(here shewn wavy) between 3 crosslets fitchy (gu.) Bocking, Over each 
of the wives' is a similar brass shield displaying Bocking quartered with 
(arg.) a fess, a chevron, and three martletts in chief (az.) Tet; ; impaling 
( ) a fess between three leopards' faces ( ) Payne, Above the 
children are two shields with Bocking impaling Tey. 

No doubt these shields were wrongly placed when set in their 
present position, as may be judged from the inscription in black letter 
on a brass plate below : — 

Here lyeth the body of Edmund Bockinge esquier who was of ye 
age of I Lvii yeres when he dyed and dyd depart this lyef the xth day 
of August I Ao. Dni. 1585. Who had two wyves and by eche of them 
a daughter viz.: | his fyi-st wyves name was Frances who was ye 
Daughter and hejTe of | Sr. Thomas Tey knight & by her had issue 
Frances maryed to John Harvy | of Ickworth esquier: his seoonde 
wyves name was Mary who ys one of | the Daughters & heyres of 


Thomas Payne late of Great Dunham in the County of NorfF: esquier 
deceassed, and by her had issue Katheryn of the | age of viii yeres, as 
by the severall pictures ingraven upon this stone | with the several 
armes of both his sayd wyves may appere. 
A smaller plate l>elo\v is inscribed : — 

Expecto salutem tuam doviine, 
beatus homo qui in te oonfidit. 
Quanta mihi in C(eli8 domine 
Ut nihil prceter te placeat in terra. 
There are four marble slabs in the floor bearing inscriptions, three 
of them lying before the altar rail : — 

Here Lyeth the Body of | William Moore who Departed | this Life 
May ye 4th Anno Dom : | 1715. Aged 41 years. 

Here Lyeth the Body of | William Wolno | who departed this Life- 
I June 27th Anno Dom. *1 756 | Aged 62 Years. 

Here Lyeth the Body of | Mary Wolno | who departed this Life | 
July the 17th Anno Doiii : 1767 | Aged 85 Years. 

The fourth stone is in the centre of the chancel : — 
Sacred j to the memory of | W. G. Plees, clerk, | late | vicar of 
this parish. \ Died Angst 19th 1849, | Aged 68 Years. 

This concludes the list of sepulchral inscnptions in the church. 

Herbert W. Birch. 


Halstbad, Essex. 

Family of Bentall. 

1564 Thomas Bentall. 
1564 5 Robert son of Tliomas Bentall. 
1566 Magdalen daughter of John Bentall. 
1667 William Bentall. 

1569 Anthony son of John B. 

1570 George son of ThomaR B. 

1572 Agnes daughter of John B. 

1573 Alice daughter of Thomas B. 
1575 Henry son of John B. 

1596 Anthony son of Anthony B. 

1698 Margaret dauffhter of Anthony B. 

1600—1601 Annes daughter of Anthony B. 

1600—1601 Margery daughter of William B. 

1603 John son of Anthony B. 

1603 Anthony son of Henry B. 

1606 William son of Anthony B. 

1614-5 Georee son of Anthony B. 

1621 Anne daughter of Anthony and Anne B. 

1621 Jeremiah son of Abraham and Susan B. 

1622 Margaret daughter of Anthony and Anne B. 
1628-4 Anthony son of Anthony and Anne B. 
1626 William son of Anthony and Anne B. 

1626 John son of Anthony and Anne B. 

1628 Thomas son of Anthony and Anne B. 

1629 Anne daughter of Anthony and Anne B. 

1630 Mary daughter of Anthony and Anne B. 


1639 -40 Abraham son of Thomas and Mary B. 
1658 -4 John son of John and Mary B. 

1662 Charles son of John and Mary B. 
Elizabeth daughter of John and Mary B. 

1663-4 Anne daughter of John and Mary B. 

Margaret daughter of Anthony and Catherine B. 
1664-5 Lawrence son of Mr. John and Mary B. 

1665 John son of Thornan and Mary B. 

1666 Anne daughter of Mr. John and Maxw B. 
1665-6 John son of Mr. Anthony and Katnerine B. 

1667 Mary daughter of Thomas and Mar^ B. 

1668 Mary daughter of Anthony and Ahce B. 
1668 Anne daughter of Thomas and Mary. 

1668 Anne daughter of John, ^nt., and Mary. 
1688 Hannah daughter of William and Mary B. 
1693-4 Arthur daughter of William and Mary B. 
1696 Susannah daughter of William and Mary B. 
1696 John son of Laurance and Mary B. 

1699 Anne daughter of William B. 


1580 Peter Lonsdale and Joan Bentall. 

1585 William Hume and Anne Bentall. 

1599 Robert Morrells and Alice Bentall. 

1600 William Bentall and Mary Evered. 

1601 Henry Bentall and Anne Smith. 

1653 Anthony Bentall and Catherine Swetten. 
1674 Daniel Bentall and Martha Crouch. 
1664 Anthony Bentall and Alice Portaway. 

1566-7 John Bentall. 
1585 Thomas „ 
1601 Widow „ 
» >t 

1604 Annis „ 

Henry „ 

1624 Anne daughter of Anthony and Anne B. 

1625 Williamson „ „ 
1647 Sarah wife of John B. 

1655 Mr. Bentall's mother. 
1661-2 Mr. Bentall. 

Charles son of the above Mr. Bentall. 
1662-8 Elizabeth daughter of John and Mary B. 

1663 Mary B. widow. 

1663-4 Anne daughter of John and Mary B. 
1666 „ Mr. John B. 

The chUd of Anthony B. weaver. 

1669 „ Thomas B. 
Mary wife of Mr. John B. 

1669-70 A child of Anthony and Katherine B. 
1677 Old Mrs. BentalL 

Family of Cubbrt. 
1569 William son of William Clibbery, minister. 

1670 Edward ,, _.„. t» ^ . >• 

1573 Joane daughter of William C. vicar. 

1574 Henry son of William C. minister. 
1577 Katherin daughter of William C. vioar. 
1595 Margaret daughter of John 0. 

1604 JohnC. 

1607 Joan daughter of Edward C. 

1618 Roger son m 

1645-6 Sarah daughter of Roger Glibery. 


1663 Roger Gliberie, widower, and Sarah Doughty. 
1676 Samuel Gliberie and Mary Greene. 

1666 Ellen Clibberie. 
1690 William Clibberv vicar. 
1610 Alse 0. "ye wyf parson." 
1613 Mary wife of Edward C. 
1617 Edward Clibery senr. 
„ juur. 

1639 Rogrer ion of Roger and Sarah Gliberie. 
1669 A child of Roger Gliberie. 
1678 „ Samuel Gliberie. 


ToLLBMAOHB FAMILY. — Piige, iu hls Supplement to the Suffolk 
Traveller^ when referring to Bentley sajs, that the family of Tollemaohe, 
were possessed of lands in this parish long before the Norman Conquest 
Where is his authority for this statement? I have not seen any. 
Moreover, on looking over Lord John Hervey's excellent translation of 
the Suffolk portion of the Domesday Book, I did not observe that land 
in Bentley, or its neighbourhood, was held by Tollemache or any name 
approaching it Information on this point will oblige. 

J. G. 
[* ^'oeelmop,' generally thought to be avnonymous with ' TolUmachef* was in 
lion of lands m Suffolk (vide Domesday Book). Hugh Talmaahe (the earliest 
reference to the name), nourished in King Stephen's reign.— Ed.] 

The Family op Rose, Co. Suffolk. — Could any of the readers 
of the EcLSt Anglian give any information as to the birth or parentage 
of the Revd. Caleb Rose, rector of Whepstead, Suffolk, or of Dorothy 
bis wife ? The Revd. Caleb Rose (who is stated in the college books to 
have been bom in Suffolk) entered at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, on 
the 23rd May, 1694. He graduated b.a. 1697, m.a. 1712, and wafi 
presented to the living of Felsham, Suffolk, 27 April, 1701, and to that 
of Whepstead on the 23 Jany., 1711. He died the 27 October, 1742, 
aged 67. His wife, Dorothy, was buried at Whepstead on the 14 April, 
1739. The Revd. Caleb Rose and Dorothy his wife had five children, 
namely : — 

(1.) The Revd. Zachariah Rose, of Queen's College, Cambridge, b.a. 1728. 
Presented to Rectory of Fomham St. Martin, SO Oct, 1738, and to Rectory of 
Whepstead, 27 Oct., 1758. He married Mary, third daughter and coheiress of Gobbs 
Rushbrooke, Esqre., of Bowbeck in Bardwell, Suffolk, and died 19th Octr., 1771. 
His wife, Mary, died 7th Dec., 1764. They had issue four children, the eldest of 
whom, the Revd. Zachariah Rose, became Rector of Broughton, Northamptonshire. 

(2.) The Revd. William Rose of Queen's College, Cainbridge, b.a. 1723, m.a. 1748. 
Presented to Rectory of West Stow, Suffolk, 27 Jany., 1749, and to Rectory of 
Icklingham, Suffolk, 1st May 1763— and died about 1767. 

(8. [ John Rose married Jane, and died 10th August, 1762. His wife, Jane Rosa, 
died 7 Nov., 1760. They had only two children, who died in early infancy. 

(4.) Caleb Rose, who died 1st Nov., 1724, aged 16, and was buried at Whepstead. 

(5.) Robert Rose of Hartest, Suffolk^ marned on the 25th Octr., 1786, Elizabeth 
Nunn of Whepstead, and had issue six children. 

T. T. M. 


East Anglian Sagas. — While reading Mr. Greenes iuterestiug trans- 
lation of the Story of Egil Skallagrimsson — noticed in the Feb. part of 
the East Anglian (p. 224) — tliere was present to my mind some refer- 
ences I had by me relating to Sagajs of local origin, upon which however, 
I was unable at the time to lay my hand. I have just discovered my note, 
which appears to have been derived from the important chapter on the 
" Dialects and Provincialisms " of East Anglia in NalFs Great Yarmouth 
and Lowestoft. "East Anglia," writes Lappenburg, "contains a rich 
store, little known, and still less investigated of old traditions. Among 
its Sagas existing in ms., are those of King Atla of Northfolk (the 
founder of Attleburg), a poem of 12,000 verses; and that of Roud, 
King of Thetford. It owns also the more wide spread one of Havelok 
or Cuharan (Cwiran), King of Northfolk, and son of Ethel bert the Dane, 
who dwelt in that county before the time of Hengist and Horsa." 

The question, " Where can the two mss. referred to be consulted ? " 
was asked in Notes afid Queines (5th Series, vin. p. 167), but it remains 
unanswered. Can any reader of the East A'nglian now, after a lapse of 
sixteen years, supply the information or kindly institute inquiries? 
Any assistance to this end will be much appreciated. 

Pkyto or Peito Family. — I am interested to find out the parentage 
of Rev. Saml. Peyto, m.a., Rector of Sancroft, als Elmham St. Cross 
1648 to 1661. I have no doubt he was an ofF-shoot of the Warwickshire 
family of that name. Can any reader of the E.A, give any information ? 

G. U. 


Talbot of Hintlesham (p. 237). — The extract from the Placito de 
Quo Warranto admits of an easy explanation. On the return of 
Edward i. from the Holy Land, it was discovered that tenants in capite 
had largely usurped the privileges of the Crown in respect of the right 
of holding Courts, free warren, <fec., &c. Subsequently the statute of 
Gloucester (6 Edw. i.) became law, and the juries appointed to act in 
the several hundreds and towns, instituted inquiries by what authority 
(Quo warranto) certain rights, adjudged to be gratuitously assumed, were 
maintained. This affected such matters as were involved in the rights of 
market, assise (or right of adjudicating on the weight and measure of 
bread and beer), etc., etc. Talbot was cited to appear before the Jury 
sitting at Ipswich to show cause inter alia why in respect of assise of 
bread and beer (assisioi panis et cerevisice) he had exceeded his authority. 

[Reply omitted to be appended to W. D.'s query in March No.] 

Wetherell (p. 239). — "William Wetherill, who died in 1789, aged 
77, was an eminent teacher of mathematics ; and he and his father kept 
a school at Yarmouth for the long period of 121 years." (Palmer's 
Perlustration of Great Yarmouth^ Vol. n., p. 177.) 

J. J. Raven, d.d., f.8.a. 




Mr. Will. Dowsing and his zealous companions did their work in 
this quarter of the county so well, that there is scarcely a vestige left 
of the almost universal beautifi cation of churches with stained and 
figured glass. But, as such relics as we have are gradually diminishing, 
it may be as well to note what scraps are still left to us. 


Trefoil in head of Dec. North Chancel window, with 

leaves and conventional red flowers. 
A few scraps and border panes in Nave windows. 
A bit of old glass in tower W.. window. 
Some Decorated glass with running pattern in S. 

chancel window. 
Three panes with foliage pattern now in Decorated W. 

tower window. 
Two early figures (an archbishop in mass vestments, 

with cross, and St. Edmund the King) in head of a 

S. nave window. 
Chelmonduton. Circular medallion (probably 17th cent. German) in W. 

window of N. aisle, representing Conversion of St. PauL 
Several pieces of coloured and patterned glass in chancel 

windows. Some removed in late restoration. 
Shield with Latymer arms in head of S. nave window. 
A few patterned quarries and other scraps in the chancel 

Shield with Brewse arms in S. chancel window. 
Quatrefoil filled with graceful running pattern of fleur- 

de-lys, in Dec. N. chancel window. 
A few early quarries in N. nave window patterned with 

conventional leaves. Also remains of Perpendicular 

glass with stiff pattern of oak sprigs, and borders. 
Two shields in quatrefoil heads of Decorated nave 

windows. N?^, arg. a lion rampant sa., crowned or. 

S*»^, Bokufi, 
Head and hands of the Ascending Saviour in Perpendicu- 
lar W. tower window. 
Some fragments in Perp. nave windows. 
Quatrefoil in head of Dec. south window containing 

shield : az. on a bend arg. cotised between 6 lioncels 

or, 3 mullets of the last, f Bohun. 
Some remains of Decorated glass in S. chancel windows 

with running foliage pattern. Shields of Eastings 

arms and others. 
Shield of Felbrigg arms in N. nave window. 
Some fragments in Decorated windows. 



Beatings ^ 

(Great) j 








ffolton St 1 
Marp I 






Somerskam. Figure of Virgin and Child in E. window (? date). 
Sivilland, Trefoil in head of Dec. S**^ window with outline maple leaves. 

Tattingstone, A few pieces collected in N. porch windows. 
TJford, A shield with instruments of the Passion in S. chancel 

window. A few patterned panes, and 2 angels holding 

scrolls in S. E. chancel window. 
Wtnhjam \ A shield in head of Dec. S*^ chancel window : az. a 
(Little) ] chevron arg. between 10 (6 and 4) crosslets or. 

Witnesham, A shield in West window : az. a lion rampant arg. 

debruised of a bendlet gu. In head of lancet window 

in S. nave a lion (or wolf) couchant, with a back 

ground of trees. 
Perhaps some correspondent may be able to extend this list 1 

Herbert W. Birch. 

Chaucer's Connbotion with East Anglia. — Thinking that perhaps 
all readers may not know that Chaucer's ancestors lived probably in East 
Anglia, and hoping that some East Anglian genealogist may be able to 
add to the information already collected by Chaucerian scholars, I beg to 
send the following extracts from "The Complete Works of Geoffrey 
Chaucer," ed. by the Rev. Prof. Skeat, 1894, Vol. i., p. ix. et $eq, 

** It is probable that the Chaucer family came originally from Ka&t Anglia, Henry 
le Chaucier is mentioned as a citizen of Norfolk in 1275 ; and Walter le Chancer as 
the same, in 1292."— (p. ix.) 

The Foet's ^andf ather Robert le Chaucer '* was possessed of one messuage, with its 

maiden name was probably Stace." — (p. x.) 

I quote also from Mr. Pollard's " Chaucer " in the Literature Primers 
Series, 1893, p. 3 :— 

**0n Srd December 1324, when John Chaucer (the Poet's father) was between 
twelve and fourteen years of age, Thomas Stace of Ipswich and others seized his 
person, with the object of forcibly marrying him to Joan de Westhall, who had an 
interest in some land in Suffolk, of which the ultimate remainder was settled on John«" 

All that is at present known about the Poet's pedigree is to be 
found in Prof Sk cat's " Oxford Chaucer," of which the first two volumes 
are already published. 

Chrisfs Coll., Camb, Charlbb S. Partridqb. 

[We fancy Mr. Walter Rye has somewhere pointed out this Norfolk connection.— Ed.] 

Thb Colohbbter Standard Bubhbl Mbasitre. — In Colchester 
Museum, recovered per varies casus, is the Borough Bushel Measure, of 
east bronze, inscribed : *' Covlohbstbr, 1670 " each letter being on a 
separate patera. It is said to have been oast from a bell broken by one 
of Fairfax's cannon, and is probably the work of Miles Graye, the 
younger, who died in that town in 1686. 

Fressingfield Vicarage, Harleston, J. J. Raven, d.d., F.B.iu 




No. III. 

(Extracted from "iVonarttiw Inquinttones in Curia Scaccarii Temp, 
Regis Edwardi III:') 

Hundr' de Sampobd. 

Jfim de Renis WiHm del March Johm Benejt Nichm (Josselvn 
Jolim le WinP Witt de Spanneby Wittm Pacll Witt de Strattone Waltm 
del Pirie Jotim de Stratford Witt Spise Joh' Warin Rogm Mervin Wittm 
de Feniford Joh' Ringild Regiu' Reyner Wittm Denyel Joh' Rog' Nioh'm 
atte Hil Joh' de Congh'm Robtm de Predes Joh'm de Mundeford Joh' 
de Coppedok Joh' Gubyon 

Ad de Pulh'm 
Nich'm le Tailour 
Joh'm Cticu 
Thoin Brouning 

Br'h' eu' Capeir 
Wittm Magge 
Nich'm de Cattiwade 
Ricm Waram 
Joh'm le Long 

Joh' Springold 
Ricm le Wronge 
RoBtm Wade 
RoBtm Paschal 
Joh'm de Staundon 
RoBtm Oldhay 
Robtm Paschal 

Had' Smith 
Thorn Drake 

Wittmi Mori 
Jacob le Miller 
Ricm de Stratford 
Thorn Toftepyn 

Will'm Baron 
Joh'm Amys 
Petru Cok 
Henr' Hamond 

Joh'm Bon Chivaler 
Joh'm de Chatesh'm 
Will'm Skinnere 

Wittm de Waldingfeld Thoin le Taliour 

Joh'm atte Merch 
Wittm Sygar 
Thorn Deulond 
Joh'm le ReTe 

We'h*m Comb%ue 
Alex Andrea 
Joh'm Colman 
Wittm Pepys 
Witt Horn 

Joh'm de Dedh'm 
Henr' Starchout 

Rogm Gyvele 
Thom Aronn 
Seman Waggestaf 
Rogm le Fullere 
WilT Agor 
Thorn Sehereman 
Joh' Payn 
Joh'm Basely 

Nioh'm de Donenton 
Nioh'm de Ramsholt 

Rogm Emme 
Andr' Godefrey 

Rob'tm Langheg 
Rogm Knyt 
Seman de Rede 
RoBtm Algod 

Ad' Bullok 

Wil'l'm Pyk 
Will'm Fletismouth de 

Nich'm del Fen 

Joh'm atte Horn 
RoBtm Page 
Thom le Moraunt 
Wil'l'm de Caketon 

WalPm Pinel 
Thoin Hardy 
Joh'm Sehard 
Joh'm de Branth'm 

Rob'tm Petyt 
Rogm le Fiohere 
Amald le Fuller 
Rob'tm Markewall 
Rob'tm Wade 
Henr* Snow 



Steph'm atte Mere 
Joh'm Kedland 

Wenh'm F 
Steph'm Talbot 
Rob'tm de Waldingfeld 
Thorn' le Roo 
Job' Mayst' 

Job'm Bloundell 
Joh'm del Slade 
Thorn' le Smith 
Rob'tm Portereve 

Nich'm Jose 
Al'x Treman 
Thorn' Cticu 

Will' Gilb'tu 
Rad Grigge 
WilT del Heg 
Galfr' Daneler 

BehUde F 
Petru SemS 
Galfr' Mot 

Behtede F 
Rogm Michelsyre 

WilTm dil Hay 
Thorn' de Langetoue 
Richard Garlauud 
Wil'l'rn Matiser 
[p. 78.] 

Joh'm Kylle 
Rob'tm le Soutter 
Reginald le Barker 
Petr' le Tumour 



Nic^m de Mersheie Ad le Straunge Ricm West £dm' West Radm 
de la Cressumer Jotim de Erswell Wittm de Lerling Petr' de la 
Cressumer Jotim Cut Rog Donne Johm ate Hethe Robm de Cottone 
Wittm de Chardacr' Ricm Brutyn Radm Cavenat3 Ptim de Horkeslee 
Petr' de Burh Jofem Godhewen Jofim Sturmyn Wittm ate Goter GilBm 
de Kirkebi Andr* Spark Edm' de la Mor Witt Edrich. 

Witt ill' Hewe Wittm Gosseline Thorn Agate Job' ate Melne. 
Frekenh^m Ikelingh!m S*tt Jacobi Heringswelle 

Wil'l'i Noble [No names] Edm' Caumbray 

Job' Barker 
Job' Waryn 
Rog* Fayrhened 
WilT le Cook 
Job' Wilkin 
Job' Partrich 
Rog* Gosseline 

Wain ford 
Job' Davy 
Rici' de Dalh'm 
Job' ate Cherche 
Ikelingh'm Om'u* S*tor^ Rede." 
Rog* Predemay 
Will' Baledewyn 

Job' de Cbevele Heringsivellt 

Will' le Ram Math'm Arrat3 

Jacob Frere Job'em Repedy 

* Hug' Aumel of Sapeston, Rog'm Aunsel of Ratliwlen— iru2e above. Tho. Ansell of Great 
Wenbam, Samford Hundred, aied in 1798 (see Tht Bati Anglian^ new eer., Vol. v., p. IS). The 
name is derived probably from the place of abode, and elgnifies he who dweUa at the aoUtarj 
haU. Anglo-Saxon, aiv— one. dTio— solitary ; 9al or w^— hall ; dn*MM-»a solitary dwelling, an heritage 
(Boewortib and Jiller's A.-S. Dict.^ Compare Onehouse (A.S. (Ln-hiU) near Stowmarket Itia 
not unlikely that there was a family named de Onehouse. 

Job' Hwe 
WilT Hwe 
Thorns Hwe 
Job' West 

Eustat' Styward 
Job' Godhewe 
Andr' Sparke 


Joh'm Skilma 
Joh'm de Hemesbi 
Joh'm de Gundhild 

Wil'l'm Mariote 
Joh'm Stanes 
Ada le Blofelde 
Ricm Wrayl 
Penr' Margery 
Joh'm le Grey 

" J oh' le Rede Alan West Mildenhall 

Lenote Job' fil' Wil'l'i le Thorn de Langme 

WilTm de Cavendisch 
RoKm de Stafford 
Job' de Bech 
Alan de Rymug 
Edi Laurence 


Cavenham LaJdngheth Berton 

Ricm Dikeman [No names] Ricm Jooe 

Petr' Rikedonn Will's Purchase 

Wiri'm Jekeman Berton Joh' Joce 

Thorn Jistene Petr* fiF Rici West 

(To he continued,) 


BarrinptoM Mbdilton. 

Fee. De Magistro Collegii de Sudburye pro diversis terris et tenemeutis 
quondam Johannis de Sudburye in Myddelton per annum xxiiijs et- 
pro una acra terre quondam Roberti Garry vid. et pro una acra terra 
Tocata le Bredge Acre quondam Newmans iiii<^. et pro una acra 
terre in Horsecrofte quondam Willielmi Parson per annum vn*. 
ob. et pro cotagio et iij rodis terre quondam Willielmi Waryn xii*. 
et pro toto manerio vocato Barbors quondam Gilberti Barber 
XV*. x^. et pro tribus acris terris in Horsecrofte juxta domum 
quondam Thome Davy xiid. et pro ij». ex emit de quodam orofto 
vocato le Valeycroft, in toto pro predictis parcellis per annum — -' 

XLVI«. IXd- 

De pro una pightella quondam Rogeri atte Stoure 

postea Roberti Browne et pro tribus rodis in Altonfeld inter terraa 
nuper Willielmi Gibelon ex parte una et terras quondam Johannis 
Thurkey ex parte altera et reddit per annum — vii^. i gallina et xx ova, 

De pro una acra terre vocata Edmunds Hill quondam 

Johannis Newman postea Hathulf nuper Manwoode jacentem inter 
terras Johannis Hathulf ex parte una et terras Ricardi Little ex 
parte altera et reddit per annum — iijd 

De pro una crofta terre vocata le leigh quondam 

Johannis Newman postea Ricardi Gibelon nuper Willielmi Gibelon 
jacentem juxta Braggeslane et pro quodam alneto sub croftum dicti 
Johannis Newman per annum — xiij** ii gallinee. 

De pro una acra terre in eadem villa vocata 

WynnelU Acre juxta le lymekilne — iiij*. ob. 

De pro diversis terris quondam Sare Cotteller 

postea Johannis Portres per annum v^. ob. et protribus acris terre 
in Reydon quondam Johannis Myddelton per annum xviiid. et pro 
diversis terris quondam Ade Barker iijd. et pro tribus rodis terre 
quondam Johannis Pryntise iij^. et pro una acra et diversis terris 
quondam Johannis Myddelton in Shortreydon iij^. et pro nj rodis 
terre in Stouresfelde cum iiij acris terre vocatis le Tyelond iiij*. viid, 
unde in toto — vii*. iijd. ob ij gallince. xx ova. 

De pro una acra et dimidia terre in Altonfelde 

quondam Henrici Cardeshall postea Julian Fytche vocata Wron^ 
Acre nuper Roberti Browne per annum — iiij*. 

262 THB EAST anquan; or, 


No. III. 

Trinity 4S Elitaheih, 

22. Phillip Santon gent. ^ Robert Dodd plat <) Wm. Sedley arm. 
def. of Manor of Lofthall messuages lands <) rent in Naverstoke Kelve- 
don Romford Homchurche Thomas Frier Doctor of Medicine ^ Thomas 
Harris plat. ^ Wm. Roper ^ Katherine his Wife def. of messuages <^ 
Itads in Farsteed <^ Terlynge. 

23. Francis Gree plat. ^ Thomas Baker ^ Elizabeth his Wife def. 
of a messuage in Writtle. 

24. James Chandler plat ^ Thomas Hand ^ Dorothy his Wife def. 
of a messuage Sible Hedingham. 

25. Thomas Fryth plat <) John Hills 4 Blanche his Wife def. of a 
bam ^ land in Upminster. 

26. Henry Barnard plat ^ John Lambe gent <) Edward Lambe 
def^ of messuages f lands in Eelvedon ats Reldon. 

27. Robert Tavemer plat <) Philip Baker <) Alice his Wife def. of 
ootages in Gyngmargarett ^ Bylleryco. 

28. John Wingfeld plat. <) John Fynche def. a messuage <) land in 
Celne Engayne. 

29. Thomas Byrd plat ^ Thomas lugery* ^ Elizabeth his Wife 
<) John Ruse defs. of messuages ^ land in Litlebury. 

30. James Harris plat. <) Isaac Gesliuge gent. ^ Mary his Wife 
def. of a messuage <) land in East Tylburie. 

31. John Hyde ^ William Morris plats. <) Peter Ive senr. <) Mar- 
garet his Wife ^ Peter Ive junr. def. of a messuage ^ land in Matching 
d Shering. 

32. Samuel Faynt plat. <) Thomas Faynt jun. ^ Joane his Wife 
d§t of a messuage ^ land in Roydon. 

33. Robert Cowper plat. <) Edmuud Freelove def. of a messuage f 
land in Great Bromley. 

34. William Stock ^ William May plat ^ William Lea def. of a 
messuage in Brancktree. 

35. Richard Stanes plat ^ Jane Harvye def, of land in Widdington. 

36. Thomas Freeman plat. ^ Robert Buck ^ Mary his Wife d^f of 
a messuage ^ land in Ashdon. 

37. Edmund Hungerforde gent <) Clement Wylmer gent plat ^ 
John Hungerforde knt ^ Mary his Wife def. of land in East Ham. 

38. Thomas Ritche gent. plat. <) John Raynberde gent ^ Bridgett 
his Wife def. of land in Colchester. 

39. Nicholas Goodinge plat ^ William Bentall ^ Mary his Wife 
defs. of messuages in Halsted. 

40. John Veere arm. ^ Edward Brewer plats. ^ James Bladwyn ^ 
Margaret his Wife defs. of land in Hediugham Castle. 

* Might be Jugery. 


41. Henry Kent plat ^ Thomas Stallam alias Stallon ^ Dorothy 
his Wife defs. of a messuage in Foxheath ats Foxherd. 

42. Samuel Cooke gent <) John Rowley gent, plat ^ Jane Prentice 
wid. c) William Prentice c) Katharine his Wife defs. of land in Gt ChishulL 

43. William Luckyn plat ^ Thomas Farmer def. of a messuage 
in Chyche Regis ats Chyrche St. Osithe ^ Weleighe. 

44. Thomas Tanner <) Arkinwaldum Smythe plat J Anne Smythe 
md, def. of a messuage ^ land in Gt. Badowe <) Westhanyngfeilde. 

45. John Gravener senr. plat. <) Ric. Neale ^ Thomasiue his Wife 
^ Richard Barre ^ Martha his \Vife defs. of a messuage in Witham. 

46. Thomas Beudyshe arm. plat. <) John Meade gent <) Elizabeth 
his Wife defs. of a messuage ^ land in Elmedou. 

47. Daniel Curie wes gent. <) John Reade plats. ^ Sir Thomas 
Myldemaye knt ^ Henry Myldemaye gent. defs. of a moiety of Manor 
of Lees alias Leighes Magna with all houses <) lands belonging ^ rents in 
6t Lees, Little Lees, Boreham, Fayersted, <) Little Waltham. 

48. John Newman ^ John Plome plats. <) Thomas Browne ^ Joane 
his Wife ^ Henry Wayte ^ Bridgette his Wife defe. of a mess. ^ land 
in Water Belchamp. 

(To be continued,) 

"Misery {or Miserere) Poke." — This peculiar term is (or was) 
ordinarily applied by the agricultural labourers of Suffolk to designate 
the food-bag which they take with them into the fields. It appears to 
be derived from the practise of the Preaching Friars, who in their 
peregrinations carried a bag or receptacle for the food they needed. 
We can quite believe that in the days of the decline of the Order the 
Friars had occasion to beg hard. It would be interesting to know some- 
thing further as to the rise and use of the more modem expression. 


28 Febru. 1658. Assemblie. 

"It is ordered that the Late Chamberlyns shall paie unto M^^ Henrie 
Qosnold the some of Twentie Pounds in ^t of the ffoote of their 
Accompts towards the Water worke f that A Warrante shalbe made to 
them for the paim^ of the same. 

" It is ordered that M' Henrie Parkhurst shall haue A Lease of the 
Towne house for 31^ A Yeare And that Robt Dunkon Esq*^ f Henrie 
Whitinge genP are f shalbe Accepted suerties for the sd Henrie." 

7 March 1658. Assembly. 

" That M' Dunkon the Renter warden shall Appoynt such Timber 



to Snowden f Howell twoe towne tennants As shalbe thought flBtt by 
him ffor the Repayreinge of their sefiall houses. 

" It is ordered that M' Dunkon M*" Hayle Mr Whitinge, Mr Thomas 
Wright thelder, Mr Rich : Denny M*" Henrie Cosens f Robt Clarke shalbe 
A Comitte that shall treate in the behalfe of the towne w*^ Captaine 
Read about the grounde that he is about takinge in supposed to be the 
townes f to examin howe much therof belonge to the towne f what 
belouge to the Captaine f what mnie be granted to him to take in w**^out 
pjudice to the Channel 1 And to make knowne to the Assemblie." 

15 March 1658. Assembly. 

" Agreed that M*" John Humpherie or John Denton shall att the 
Charges of the Towne goe to M^ Glascooke w**^ A Letter fro M*" Bailiffes 
in the behalfe of the Towne to Invite him to come to Towne. 

" Agreed that Robt Clarke shall fforthwith fJsecute A suite in the 
name of the Towne ag* M' Peter flfisher f M' Thomas Ives ffor monies. 
Remayninge in their hands of M^ Toolie f M^ Smarts Revenues And 
that if anie others Refuse to Accompt f to paie in their fFoots of 
Accompts Then uppon M*" Bailiffes f the Assemblie order he the sd Robt 
to ^seed ag* them likewise. 

8 Aprill 1659. Assemblie. 

**Att this Assemblie the psons hereafter named are Appoynted 
Surveyors of the sefiall Wardes of this Towne flfor this yeare That is 
to saie 

Eastward - 

Mr Robt Daynes 
John Burrough 
Robt, Church 
Thomas Wilkinson 


'M^ Henrie Cosens 
Joshua Maior 
Stephen Greene 
Richard Cole 
Robt. Aldus 



fM^ Gilbert Lindefeild 
Willm Lake 
Richi Wilkenson 
Abram Chenerie 
Peter Adams (> 
Willm ffeast. 
M^ Robt Ridnall 
John Cole 
Lawrence Stystead 
Thomas Wyllie 
John Pemberton 

** Att this Assemblie It is Agreed that M^ Thomas Wright thelder f 
the yonger M' Myles Wallis f M** Henrie -Gosnold shall goe f veiwe f see 
the ffarme att Maidens Grave And to take notice what Repacons are 
needfull to be done And to speake w*> the Tennant what he will 
undertake to Repaire it ffor And to make Report to the Assemblie. 

"Agreed that Mr Manuell Sorrell M, Henrie Whitinge f M^ Simon 
Cumberland M^ Robt Daines M*" Robt Manninge f M' Gilbert Lindfeild . 
shalbe Appoynted As A Coinitte to Inquire out some flBtt pson ffor to he 
schoolmaster of the Gramer Schoole f to make Reporte of their doeings 
to this house. 

" Agreed that M^" Cave Becke shalbe paide such sallarie As the 


fformer Schoolemaster had And that Warrants shall issue out 

" Agreed that the twentie six Powudes for w^^ W Neaue had A 
peece of ground sold him shalbe fibrthwith paid into the Tresurers 
hands of the Hospital ifor the Repaire of the sd Hospitall. 

" Agreed that M^ Cumberland f M*" Maninge shall take securitie 
of Wm Cole guide of the Hospitall ffor 40^* due to the Towne And if he 
shall not giue securitei then to take some course to secure the same. 

"Agreed that the Shopp late Henrie Holton shalbe Leaten to 
Willm Marshall Accordinge to the Agreement of the Chamberlyns w*^ 

" Agreed that it shalbe ppounded at the next Great Court whether 
Mr Robt Turner shall haue the Water to his house late Lastens ffor 
twentie Nobles ffyne f tenn shillings A yeare Yeerlie Rent. 

"Agreed that M'^ Manninge f M*" Cosens shall goe to Thomas 
Sidney f order him fr5 this house to Shutt upp his Shopp f make no 
further open Showe of his Wares." 

14 Aprill 1659. Assemblie. 

" Agreed that the Peticon of Thomas Sidney shalbe left to A full 
Assembly And not f ferred to the Great Court this daye." 

14 Aprill 1659. Great Court. 

"Ordered that Manuell Sorrell genP, Edward Man thelder genC, 
John Moodie genP, Samuell Brandlinge Esq^« f Robt. Clarke shall hauB 
a grant fro the towne for the laieiuge (» Repairinge of the trees f pipes 
that Conveye the Conduitt Water in to the Key pish And to haue the 
same LiBtie that others in the like Cause haue had payeinge to this 
towne twoe shillings f sixpence A yeare f dischargeiuge the Auntient 
Bents due to the towne The grant to be sealed att some Pettie Court. 

" Ordered that John Taylor f Mathew Windus sergiants shall haue 
ffiftie shillings A peecc allowed them by the tresurer of this towne for 
their extraordinarie Paynes f service the last halfe yeare endinge the 
25o of March last. 

"Att this Court Thomas Griggs Apothecary is elected into the 
Number of the ffower f twentie in the Roome of Edm Morgan And that 
he shall take his Oathe att some Pettie Court. 

"Att this Court M^ Thomas Driver otherwise Ward f M*" John 
Sawyeer are elected to be Aldermen of the Guild marchaut of this 
towne to serve in that office Accordinge to the Custome for this yeere f 
the next to come. 

" Whereuppon the sd John Sawyer made Request to be dischardged 
of f frd the sd office for A Reasonable fyne w^^ this Court have 
condiscended unto And Agreed that he shalbe dischardged of f fro the 
sd office for the fyne of Twentie Nobles w°^» the sd John hath accepted 
And hath ^mised paiemt therof to the Tresurer of this Towne Theruppon 
the sd John is dischardged f M'' John Denton is elected in his Roome to 


serve in the sd office of Alderman of the Guild marchant w^ the sd 
Thomas Driver flTor this Yeare f the next to come Accordinge to the 
Accustomed order. 

" Ordered that If Thomas Sidney ^hoe hath formerlie made open 
showe without Licence of the Towne or M' BailifFes If therefore the sd 
Thomas Sidney shall at any time hereafler open his shopp or make anie 
open showe of anie wares w*^in this Towne That then M^ Bailiffes f the 
Assemblie shall take Care for to sue him forthwith for brakinge the 
^vilidges of the towne or otherwise to Comitte him or to deale with him 
As the Counsell learned of the Towne shall Advise And the Charges to 
be borne by the Towne And the Assemblie to appoynt An Attumie or 
others to ffollowe f psecute the same." 

The Long House^ Saffi^on Walden. W. E. Latton, f.b.a, 

(To be continued*) 

Folk Rhtmb on St. Valentine's Day (p. 214). — Mr. Gerish has 
mistaken my note on the Northrepps Folk Rhyme. I had intended to 
have said, " As long as can be remembered by the oldest people, it has 
been the custom for the children, for some seventy years^ more or less, 
to go very early on the morning of February 14th to the chief houses 
where they sing." I may add, that I am told the last word of the verses, 
joti means the back, or perhaps part of the back. 

Northrepps HalL Richard Gurnet. 

A Cambridgeshire Rhyme for St. Valentine's Day (p. 214). — 
Many years ago the children went round singing this song on St. 
Valentine's Day: — 

" Good Morrow Valentine ! 
Curl your locks, as I do mine. 
Two in the front and two behine 
And so Good Morrow Valentine." 

L. F. 

Lessons from Rubble (p. 229 . — In very many of the rubble-built 
ohurches of Essex are to be found fragments of Roman tile, and in the 
fabric of Fordham Church in this county is to be seen much of this 
material. But what I wish to call attention to here is the occurence in 
the west wall of the porch of that church of a block of opus iigninum^ 
a composition of pulverised red-brick, lime, and fragments of tile, a 
portion of the flooring of some Roman building which probably occupied 
the site of the present Church. 

CoggeshalL G. F. Beaumont, F.8.A. 



ThiB Church was probably built by Thos. Brotherton, son of E. i., 
for his arms are still to be seen over the steeple, The Enrls and Dukes 
of Norfolk were formerly patrons of it. The Crown began to present 
to it only a.d. 1545.— (Kirby, 88.) 

Archd^ of Suffolk. T)9 of Colneys. 
Clear Y^ value Trimley, alias Tremley St. Mary ^ King's Book 

[R. Redd Mon Flixton Is. Synods and 
43 10 6 4 Proxies 9s. 6d. Valet in ten gleb;ei, Ac. " 16 13 4 
180. [The King. (Bacon, 734.) J 

In the 36 H. viii. an Act of Parliament passed ratifying an 

exchange between the King, Thos. Howard, D. of Norfolk, and Henry 

his son, E. of Arundel and Surrey ; they giving to the King the Manors 

of Walton, Trimley,* Falkenham, with the rectories of Walton and 

Felixstow, in Suffolk, for the Castle, Manor, and Chase of Rising, and all 

its appurtenances, with the manors of Thorpe, Gay wood. South Waisham, 

Halvergate and Ditchingham, in Norfolk ; Doningworth, Cratfield, Hoo, 

Staverton and Bromeswell in Suffolk to be held of the King in cap by the 

30^ part of a knights' fee and the rent of £26 per annum, payable at St. 

Michael into the Court of Augmentations. — (Blomef. JTor/., Vol. ix., p. 48.) 

45 George iii. 1805. George Nassau, Esq., Ld. The King, Patron. 

Rev. Robt. Hughes, Rector. (Inclosure Act.) 

Manor of Candelent or Candelett, called Fourthe's. 


W. 1. Roger Bigod. 

35 E. I., 1307. Roger le Bygod, E. of Norfolk, died seized of half a fee 

in Candelent. 

36 E. III., 1362. Mary, Countess of Norfolk, wife of Thomas de 

Brotherton, died seized of a fee or part of a fee in Candelent. 
(No date), John Wafer. 
6 H. VI., 1428. Robert Saxer, held half a fee, formerly John Wafer. 
4 E. IV., 1464. William Videlew paid 508. relief for this to Framling- 
ham Castle. 
(No date). Sir James Hobart, Knt. of Loddon, died 9 H. viii. 

9 H. viiL, 1517. Sir Walter Hobart, Knt., son and hr., died 33 H. viii. 
33 H. viii., 1541. Henry Hobart, Esq., son and hr., died 3 Eliz. 1561. 
« « « « 

1609. Sir Edward Coke, Knt, Ld. Chief Justice. 
1805. George Richard Savage Nassau, Esq., died 1823. 
1837. Edwin Julian, Gent. 

Manor of Blowfield or Bloofield Hall. 
(No date). Sir Godfrey de Bellomonte, died 21 E. i. 
21 K L, 1293. John de Bellomonte, bro. and hr., 37 E. in. 
(No date), Alexander de Preto. 

* Curious coincidex)oe?— A. J. R. 


36 E. III., 1362. John Blofeld, held in Blofeld. 
(No date). John Cavendish, Esq., of Grimston Hall. 

Do. Roger Do. son and hr., Will dated 6 H. iv., 1405. 

Do. Augustine Do. cousin, died 8 E. iv., 1468. 

Do. Sir William Brandon, Knt. 

19 H. VII. Sir John Wyngfeld, Knt., conveyed it to John Yaxlee, Serjt. 

at law, and Robt. Yaxlee, to the use of John. 
(No date). Anthony Yaxley, Esq., held the lands called Blomfield, 
died 1 Eliz. 
1 Eliz., 1558. William Yaxley, son of Richard, son of sd. Anthony, hr., 
died 1588. 
(No date). Edward Grimstone, Esq., died 8 Jas. 
8 Jas., 1610. Harbottle Grimstone, son and hr. 

Church Notes, taken 16th July, 1829. 

The church which stands close to that of Trimley St Martin, a 
ditch, and that now nearly filled up, only separating the churchyards, 
consists of a nave and chancel. 

The chancel is 29 feet 6 inches long, and 17 feet wide, covered 
with tiles and ceiled. The communion table is raised two steps and railed 
round, the space enclosed very small. Over the E. window is a frame 
with the Commandments, and on the sides two others with the Lord's 
Prayer and Belief. The font stands at the W. end, round, of brickwork. 

On the S. side is a porch, in the spandrils of the outer door are two 
blank shields. 

The steeple, which stood at the W. end of the nave has along time 
been down to within about 20 or 25 feet of the ground. Over the W. 
door is 

The E. window is modem. 

The nave is 36 feet 8 inches long and 21 feet 2 inches wide, covered 
with tiles (lately re-laid) and not ceiled. The floor is one deep step below 
that of the chancel. The pulpit stands in the N.E. angle, of deal, 
painted like wainscot, hexagon. At the W. end are the arms of Gea iii., 

A range of five shields, containing as follows : — 

1. The letter 1R, (Monogram, MARIA.) 

2. A lion rampant Mowbray ? 

3. Brotherton, 3 lions passant guardant in pale, and label of 3 

4. ....... impaling, 3 bendlets. 

5. A pot, with 3 flowers issuing out of it. 

In the spandrils are two shields : dexter side, Gernon, Q^ 1 and 4 
Gemon, 3 piles wavy in point ; 2 and 3 Candish, a chevron between 
three standing dishes. Sinister side, Gernon, quarterly as last ; Polton, 
impaling 2 bars (erm.) 

The key stone of the arch is an angel with wings expanded ; and 
the corbels of the dripstone a male and female head ; the m:onlding 


of the arch is oraamented with roses, flowei-s, etc. The dimensions of 
the steeple on the outside are 15 feet north and south, and 13 feet east 
and west. 

Part of the nave is also down, to the extent of 11 feet 8 inches, 
and in this part arranged against the west wall is a small pent house 
on the ground in which is a single bell hung by a rope through the west 
wall in the nave. 

The entire walls of the church are plastered, but the west end of 
the nave is boarded. The doors of the nave have the arches ending 
above in human heads. 

In the nave, just below the pulpit, lies a stone which had two small 
figures in brass, with an inscription beneath them, now gone. 


Henry Close, cl., presented to Trimley St. Mary rectory, Suffolk. — 
{Omt, Mag. for July, 1750). 

Mr. Ralph Webb. Do. * (Ibid. Jany., 1858). 

Rev. Mr. Hughes. Do. (Ibid., 1769). 

The latter became Sir Robt. Hughes, Bart, and died at Southamp- 
ton in 1814, and was succeeded in the estates by his eldest son. 

John Farrow, Trimley St. Mary's rectory. Deprived about 1644 
for observing the rules and orders of the Church \ refusing the covenant ; 
saying the King was abased ; reproving his people for not kneeling at 
the Litany and for putting on their hats in the church, and lastly 
refusing to assist in the Rebellion, saying that theft was now called 
borrowing. He was also imprisoned. — Walker's Sufgs, of the Clergy, 

(Titus Tweady and others are noticed). 

Alexander James Raven. 

The Passing Bell. — Trying to find out from the clerk if he had 
any rule or custom when ringing the bell for the'dead, which would differ 
according to the age or sex of the person, he did not seem to have 
anything decided to say, beyond that he generally tried to toll out first 
the number of years of the departed. But he added, which was 

interesting, that, ''as how master , and his father was clerk, used to 

say, that it fared to him that the properest time he reckoned to ring the 
bell was to do it as soon after as he could when the person was dead, 
because, as he said, the spirit was then a roaming like, and his father 
was clerk, and &c" repeating his words again. This seems to show that 
there is an idea in the people's minds that the object of ringing the bell 
waa to lay the spirit, or to ring while the spirit was in transit from this 
world to another. 

I may add that it is the custom to toll the bell while the body is 
being carried from the church to the grave. 

H. A. W. 
[In some pUcM, as at Ipswioh, it is oustomary to let the bell ''pass,'' as near as may 
be twenty-four hours after death. This may possibly be a puritan usage so precise 
In its delay, and consequently would only tend to oonnrm H. A. Wb surmise. --Ed.] 


" Beating the Bounds." — It will be of much interest if information 
can be given of any peculiar customs in East Anglia, connected with the 
process of " Beatiiig the Bounds," other than the ordinary methods of 
"bumping," Ac. Such customs do survive, and their significance is 
deeper than appears. The following statements will make this evident, 
and point the direction for observation : — 

Mr. Gomme, quoted by "Grant Allen" in a recent article 
{Fortnightly Review, May, 1894), says, that at King's Teignton in 
Devonshire, the annual procession round the boundaries of the village 
lands is led by those who carry portions of the carcase of an ox, which 
are distributed to place in the ground of the several cultivators of the 
soil. The head of the ox is then carried round the boundary. This 
is supposed to be the relic of an annual sacrifice of a human victim for 
the same purpose. Of this, some instances are given. The custom, in 
" Beating the Bounds," of stripping boys at the boundary stones, is the 
final relic of the former human sacrifice, in which the victims were 
scourged before death, that their tears might water the earth and make 
it more fertile. 

A year and a half ago a description appeared in the Pall Mall 
Gazette of a similar custom at Huntingdon. At the head of the procession 
for the Beating of the Bounds the head of an ox was carried. The 
freemen of the borough and their sons carried spades or sticks. The 
head of the ox was dragged on the earth along the boundary line \ each 
boundary hole was dug afresh, and a boy was thrown into each hole and 
struck with a spade. This account is quoted by Mrs. Green in her recent 
"Town Life in the Fifteenth Century." It is a striking illustration of 
the survival of the symbols of the human sacrifice, which was certainly 
part of the ancient customs here, and existed, until recently, in India. 
Huntingdon is not far from East Anglia, and it is almost certain that 
customs survive in which a similar meaning may be traced in this district. 
They may have been recorded, but if not, they certainly deserve careful 
search and description. 


An interesting tract by Mr. Fredk. Sessions, entitled " Beating the 
Bounds" (No. 4 Folk Lore Topics), re-printed from the "Gloucester 
Journal," of 14th Feb. last^ gives many curious details of ancient 
perambulations and " gang-day " observances. At Haughton, near St 
Ives, Hunts, where the bounds are still beaten triennially, the procession 
starts from one of several holes, into which each new villager has bis 
head forcibly thrust and receives three blows from a spade. At Skopton, 
in Lincolnshire, the boys were made to stand on their heads in similar 
holes. The triennial throwing of a dart by the mayor in the searward 
boundary of Cork harbour is supposed to be of Danish origin. Mr. 
Sessions makes a point of referring such customs to early, if not, pre- 
historic times. Among different peoples these " archaic survivals " are 


to be still found, and it is to assist in developing the " comparative 
origins of popular customs" that the subject is taken in hand. We 
trust additional information as to East Anglian usages may result from 
Dr. Gowers opportune inquiry. 


Printed Sermon, Preached in Norwich Cathedral, a.d. 1616. — 
In the Harsnet Library at Colchester (H. E., 38.) is a Sermon entitled, 
"A Newe Yeares Gift for the Sovle, preached in the Cathedral 
Church at Norwich on Christmasse day last, 1616, by Samuel Garey, 
Preacher of God's word at Winfarthiug, dedicated to the Right 
Worshipfull Sir Thomas Holland, Knight, and his vertuous Ladie." 
This copy is neatly bound in vellum and stamped in gilt. 

J. J. Haven, d.d., f.&a. 


Kett. — Can any reader of the E, A, furnish me with particulars 
regarding the parentage and descent of the Rev. Henry Kett (1761 — 
1825), beyond what is given in the Diet of Nat, BiogA What was his 
mother's maiden name? Was the Kett of Caius College, Cambridge, 
who took his degree in the Mathematical Tripos, 1779, a relative? 
Kidderminster, C. J. Bradshaw, m.a. 

Hewett or Hewitt of Suffolk. — The following extract is made 
from The Gent Mag, for 1828 (Vol. xcix., part 2, p. 209), letter dated 
6 Feb., and signed "F. H. Tumor, Barnwell." Facing p. 209 are 
engravings of Brightwell Church (exterior), and the Font. 

The ** following topoffraphioal notes respecting Brightwell in Suffolk, are from a 
ManuBcript of the time of Charles the Second, presented to the College of Arms in 
1803, by the late Lord Thurlow. 

** * in Brightwell was an antient seat of the family of Jermy, of Knights* degree. 
Francis Jermy was High Sheriff of Suffolk about the year 1587. It was afterwards 
in the family of Hewett. Sir WilUiam Hewett, Knight, sold it to Sir Anthony 
Wingfield of Letheringham, Bart Sir Richard Wingfield, son of Sir Anthony, sold 
it to Thomas Essington, Esq., a merchant, who lives in it this year (1656), and was 
since High Sheriff ol Suffolk (1657)." 

What is known of the Hewetts of Brightwell, and is there any 
connection between them and a William Hewitt who (bom 1744-5) died 
23 Ma J, 1827, aged '82, and was buried at Wickham Market f His 
descendants bear, on the authority of tradition (old seal, painting, <feo.), 
the following arms, which are very similar to those ascribed by 
Edmondson and Papworth, and Morant to Hewet or Hewett of Hockfield 
in Hampshire : Arg. on a chev. sa. betw. three lapwings or pewets close 
a rose stalked and leaved all proper betw. two cinquefoils or ; crest, 
on a mound a lapwing close and a spray of seaweed all proper ; motto, 
Jour de ma vie. Any information as to the Hewitts of Suffolk will be 
. Chriit's ColLy Cambridge, Charles S. Partkidgb. 


Laurence Sterne, author op " Tristram Shandy," his connection 
WITH Suffolk. — In what part of Suffolk did his ancestors live, and 
what is known of them 1 

'* Mr Sterne war descended from a family of that name in Suffolk, one of which 
settled in Nottinghamshire. The following genealogy in extracted from Thoreshy's 
Ihicatut Leodinensit," p. 215." [MUcdl. Prose Workt of Sir Walter ScoU, ISH 
Vol. in., p. 273—298). 

The tabular pedigree given by Scott in a foot-note begins with 
Simon Sterne of Mansfield, great-great-grandfather of the novelist. 

C. S. P. 

Mr. Blanoks. — In a Norfolk Will dated 1670, I find bequests of 
" the great pewter platters I bought of Mr, Blancks" Who and what 
was Mr. Blancks, and where did he reside ? 

Hobarty Tasmania. T. 

fWe fear without fuller details this query U not likely to receive an answer. Ed.] 


Hammond, Kenton, and Lanoham Familibs, Co. Norfolk (Vol. v., 
p. 238).— G. A. J. Odillon Barrot, bom at Manilla, 1841, married 1868, 
Elizabeth Fanny, daughter of the late Paul Forbes^ Esq., of Beverweert^ 
U.S.A. (of an American branch of the Forbes of Deskrie, Newe, Pitsligo, 
etc.), by Valerie Wright. Madame Barrot's sister, Elise Forbes, is 
married to the present Due de Choiseul-Praslin. 


Village Customs (pp. 126, 147, 159, 175-6). — It is the present 
custom for the church bell to be rung at one o'clock mid-day on Sunday 
in the same way as at 8 a.m. This seems to point to the fact that 
Vespers in old times were at two p.m. The clerk at Chattisham tells 
me the bell was also rung there at one o'clock, but about thirty years 
since was discontinued by the consent of the vicar, for as the clerk said, 
it was so inconvenient to ring the bell then for it interfered with his 
dinner ; that seemed to the vicar quite a sufficient reason to abolish an 
immemorial custom. 

It is the practice of the old villagers of Chattisham to divide the 
sexes in church ; the men sit on the south side; and the women on the 
north, but I observe that the newcomers break the rule. 

If the men and lads congregate before and after service it is not at 
the church door, or in the churchyard, but in the road where three roads 
meet, which seems to me a reason that possibly the old Cross once stood 

At Copdock I am told that the old people used to turn to the east 
at the reading of the Holy Gospel in the Communion service ; this is an 
eminently old church custom. 

H. A. W. 




The church is a plain Decorated building, comprising chancel, nave, 
and square west tower, with recent additions of vestry north of chancel, 
and south porch to nave. The tower had windows inserted in its upper 
storey in the Perpendicular period, and a parapet added with panels of 
out flint and stone. There is only one bell, with the mark of the 
Brasier foundry, and inscription — 

The font is octagonal, of Perpendicular date, and of the common 
East Anglian pattern, with lions sejant alternating on its sides, with 
four angels bearing blank shields in their hands. Two of the angels 
are feathered, and two vested in alb and amice. At the lower angles 
are mutilated angelic heads. The shaft is supported by a lion sejant at 
every alternate comer, the intervening ones being finished with a 
buttress. The reading desk is evidently constructed of portions of a 
more cumbrous structure, with carved grotesque poppy heads, bearing 

Anno 1615. N. M. 

A very small brass has been removed from its setting, and re-laid in 
cement among the bricks of the chancel floor. It shows the effigies of a 
man and t^is wife very slightly and shallowly engraved, the wife now placed 
on the right hand of her husband, in costume of about 1520. The man 
has his hair long, is full faced, and wears a gown reaching to about the 
mid-leg, through slits in the long hanging sleeves of which his arms are 
thrust, the hands joined in prayer. The lady wears " kennel " head- 
dress, her gown is caught up by a girdle (as in the Goldingham figures 
at Belstead), and she wears a rosary at her waist. On a small plate 
below are kneeling figures of four daughters. Over the parents' heads 
is a shield, now reversed, bearing the arms of Fastolf impaling TyrelL 
(John Fastolf married Eleanor, daughter of James and Ann TyrelL) 
There is no inscription plate. 

Betham mentions a monument as being in the chancel to a priest 
and his wife in praying postures, with six children on their knees below. 
This may refer to the foregoing, as there is no other monument with 

A stone in the floor below the altar-rail is inscribed : — 

M,S. I Viri Reverendi Oulielmi Young \ Hujut EedesicR per Septem 
annos Rectoris^ \ Pius^ humilU^ doctiuimw, \ Ohiit Septimo die Augttsti 
I Anno JStatis 84, Salutis 1798. \ Doetrina Vir, Simplicitate Puer. 

Two mural tablets, N. chancel, are thus inscribed : — 

Sacred to the memory of\ the Ret^ Edmund Bellman A.M. \ 
(formerly fellow of Caius College Cambridge^) \ Rector of this parish 4^ 


years^ \ and of the parish of Helmingham SI yean. | He departed this 
life at Cheltenham \ on the 26*^ day of December 18 4.S, \ in the 72 year 
of his age, \ and was interred in the churchyard \ of the parish of Trinity , 
in that town, \ *^ Other foundation can no man lay than that \ is laidj 
uhich is Jesus Christ." \ *^At STich an hour as ye think not, the Son \ of 
Man cometh." \ But this I say brethren, the tim^e is short" 

8.M, I of I Charles William \ second son of \ The Rei^- John 
Kinsman Tucker \ rector of this parish, \ He died at sea, July 10^ 1861 
I aged 2^. years. 

Son, Brother Friend Companion dear, farewell ! 
For none more loving genuine tears e'er fell. 
Yet not desponding drops the eye of grief, 
Whispers our heart this cheering hope, relief, 
That He whom thou didst name with dying breath, 
Saviour of sinners, is thy life in death. 

A zinc tablet on the west wall records a gift to the parish, March 
8th, 1842, of a cottage, garden, and two acres of land, the rent to go to 
sexton's wages, church repairs, and parish expenses. This was given by 
Thomas Metcalfe, William Page being then churchwarden. 

A low brick tomb on south side of churchyard has carved on ita 
ledger slab the arms of Gillett or Candler above inscription. 

Here Resteth the Body of \ M^*- Grace Muttitt the Wife \ of John 
Muttitt who departed \ this life Sep^- the 12^ 1718 \ Aged 62 Years. 

Herbert W. Birch. 

Errata. —Horsman InBcription (Ashboekwig), p. 252, line 1, for legio read legis; 
line 13, for invat read iuvtU (juvat). 


Henley, Co. Suffolk. 
Family of Style. 

1596 Anne dr. of William Styles, June 12. 
1607 John son of Robert Styles, Novr. 12. 
1610 Elizabeth dr. „ Ootr. 4. 

1691 Warner son of Robert & Sarah Styles, Sepr. 15. 

1692 Robert „ Jany. 16. 

1696 John 

1699 Sarah dr. 

1703 Elizabeth 

1705 Thomas son 

1709 Snsan dr. ,, Marcb 

1725 Mary dr. of John and Mary Styles, Jany. 23. 

1727 Sarah MajfchlS. 

1787 John son of John and Hannah Styles, Angt 7. 

Deer. L 

July 14. 

March 19. 

bom Feby. 10, bap. Feby, 17. 

March SO. 

1S2S ^^^ styles sinfirleman & Sibbill Dameron single Voman. Jany. 1. 

JS25 y}!^"» • « Margaret Stiles, Jany. 28. 

173b John Stiles widower k Hannah Candler single both of Henley, Novr. %, 


1720 Warner Styles, March 28. 
1725 Sarah Styles, May 27. 
1728 Robert Styles, Augt. 22. 
1741 Hannah Style inft., Augt. 13. 

1752 Robert Stiles was buried Jany. 15. 

Hbmingston, Co. Suffolk. 

1578 Catherine Stile wvfe of Henry Stile was buried xxvin of AprilL 
Henry Style was buried zxvin of November. 

1630 William sonne of John & Elizabeth Styles was bap. April 7 & bar. Aprill 2S8. 

1631 William „ bap. Feby. 14. 
Elizabeth dr. „ bap. Feby. 14. 

1633 William „ ba^Augt 2. 

Robert Dicer citizen of London & Dorothy dr. of Williimi Stiles gent married 
first day of January. 

1634 John son of John and Elizabeth Styles, bap. Octr. 28. 

1636 ffrances dr. „ bap. Aprill 7. 

1637 John sone of John Stiles gent. & Elizabeth his wife, bap. Augt 29. 

1638 Umphrey „ bap. Octr. 24. 

1639 Richard „ bap. (March) 1. 

1640 „ „ bur. May 24. 

1643 Catherine dr. „ bap. Augt. 6 bur. Jany. 

1648 Phillip son „ ftom July 24. 

1654 ffrances dr. „ bur. March 12. 

1656 John Stile gent bur. June 1. 

1663 Elizabeth dr. of Wm. Style gent & Elizabeth his wife bom & bap. Sepr. 28. 

1664 Rupertia 2nd dr. „ bomSepr. 18bap.Sep.28 
Mary wife of John Stiles, bur. Novr. 25. 

1665 Anne Srd dr. of Wm. Style gent & Elizth. his wife, bom May 11, bap. May 16. 

1667 Anna dr. „ bap. Sepr. 5. 

1668 John son „ bap. March 2. 
1675 John Styles, bur. March 22. 

1699 Mrs. Anna Style, bur. July 26. 

1703 Bartholomew Shawe of Ooddenham ^ Elizabeth Styles of Hemingston both 

single, were married Sepr. 21. 

1707 William Styles Esqre. , bur. May 31. 

1710 William son of John Stile Gent a Catherine his wife, bora Octr. 6, bap. Octr. 20. 

1711 John jj bora Novr. 25, bap. Deor. 11. 

1712 Mr. Humphrey Stiles Gent bur Sepr. 24. 

GosBBOK, Co. Suffolk. 


1562 Alice dr. of John &, Elizabeth Styles, Sepr. 9. 

1566 Robertson „ May 28. 

1567 Williamson „ March 2L 

1669 Margaret dr. „ Sepr. 25. 
1588 Ral^ son of William & Judith Style, Deor. IL 
1597 William son of William & Elizabeth Styles, May 29. 
1600 John „ Novr. 1. 
1602 Elizabeth dr. „ July 12. 

1604 Susan dr. of William ft Elizabeth Styles, May 2L 

1605 Mary „ May 12. 

1607 Anne „ May 17. 

1608 Dorothe „ July 17. 
Edmund son of Robert & SibbOI Styles, March 28. 

1609 Susan dr. of William & Elizabeth Sfyles, July 16. 

1610 Thomas son „ Sepr. 1. 
1612 Sybill dr. of Robert ft Sibyll Styles, Oct & 

276 THB EAST anouan; OB, 

1620 Mary dr. of Robert Styles, April 5. 

1621 Lydia dr. of William k Marie Styles, Julv 26. 

1633 John son of John & Mary Styles, Jany. 2S. 

1564 John Style & Elizabeth HOI, Sepr. 21. 

1582 Thomas Style & Katheryn Raydon, April 19. 

1620 William Styleu, widower & Mary Delden, widow, Augt. 15. 
John Bright & Mary Styles, Jane 14. 

1562 Alice wife of John Styles, Jany. 2. 
1568 WUlUm son of John Style. July 2. 

Robert son of John Style, March L 
1580 Sarah wife of Thomas Style, May a 
1597 William Style, May 17. 

1606 dr. of Willm. & Elizth. Style, Oct. 

1610 Elizabeth wife of Willm. Styles, Nov. 20. 

1616 Elizabeth dr. of Robert & Elizabeth Styles, Jany. 9. 

1618 William son of William & Elizabeth Styles, Deor. 22. 

Susan daur. of William Styles, Jany. 10. 
1625 Mary wife of Richard Styles, Ootr. 4. 
1628 Mary wife of Mr. William Styles, Jany. 6. 

1634 John son of John & Mary Styles, Jany. 7. 
1645 William Stylos, Feby. 24. 

1683 Mary Stiles, April 8. 

1684 John Stiles, July 3. 

Stonham Aspal, Co. Suffolk. 

1538 Agnes filia Edmund Styles bap. 24^ februar. Et Sepult. decimo nono die mardi 

1560 Thomas filius Edi Style bap. fuit Sl^o die Julii. 

Kuptie fact. fuer. int. Johem Upston ft Elizabeth Styles adolescent deoimo 

Septimo die Octobr. 
1572 Petronilla fil Anthonye Styles & Margaret, uz. eius bapt 25 Janur. 

1574 Wills fil Anthonii Styles & Mai^t ux. eius bapt. ^ Octobr. 

1575 Johes „ bapt. primo Januar. 

1576 Erasmus „ bapt. 27<» Januar. 

1577 Edus „ bapt. 8© ffebruar. 
1579 Margaret „ bapt W» Deer. 

1583 Nuptie fact fuer. int. Anthonin Stiles Vidu & Ceciliam Sawnders als heele istuia 

Yille puell. 21 Aprilis. 
Agneta fil Anthonii Styles ft Cecilie ux. Eius bapt. 22«> dei Maixsli. 
1586 Dorothea „ bapt. 22o die Januar. 

Gbbat Blakenham, Co. Suffolk. 

ITifi Humphrey son of John ft Catherine Stiles, Sepr. 20. 
(No Marriages). 


1718 John Stile, April 19» 

SwiLLAND, Co. Suffolk. 
1706 John Hill ft Mary Styles both of this Parish were married March 26. 
AsHfiooKiNO, Co. Suffolk. 

1576^Blizabeth dr. of John Style, v daie of Deer. 

William son of Robert Style, vn daie of August. 
1577 Robert son of John Style, xni daie of AprilL 
1678 William son of William Style, xu daie of Febr. 
1579 Elizabeth dr. of Robert Style, XXTI daie of March. 

John son of William Style, ZXDL day of Sepr. 



1682 Edward son of Edward Style, xx dale of Aprill. 

& Jadjrth Style. I day of (A 
John aon of Edward &, Boee Style^ y daie of May. 


Snsaima dr. of WiUiam & Jadjrth Style. I day of (May?) 

Presella dr. of John Style, xvi daie of Jamr. 

Anne dr. of Edward S^le, xvm dale of May. 

Anne dr. of William & Margaret Style, xxvi daie of Novr. 

Elizabeth „ z daie of AprilL 

1613 Mary StUe, Novr. 6. 
1620 James Stiles, Jnne 29. 
1623 Margaret StUes, May 1. 
1626 Elizabeth dr. of John Styles, Sepr. 11. 
1628 Robertson „ April 27. 

1660 Richard Dowe 9l Elizabeth Style, xxvi daie of June. 
1681 Edward Style & Rose Sakyns, xvi daie of ffeby. 
1663 John StUes & Elizabeth Boothe, Augt. 11. 
1666 William fiEriett ft Anne Stile, April 18. 

1680 Judyth damr. of John Style, xvi daie of Deor. 
1601 Anne dr. of William & Mamret Style, xm daie of Male. 
1609 Alioe wife of John Stile sen&r, AprU 26. 
John Stile. Sepr. 20. 

1622 Robert Stile, Novr. 8. 

1623 James Stiles, June 1. 

1624 Edmund Styles, Janv. 7. 
1631 Joan Stiles widow, Deor. 2L 

Henley Vicarage^ Ipsunch. Wm. C. Pbabson, 


JLD. 1444—1620. 

Tabula testamentorum probat ab Anno Dni 1458 asq3 ad Annum 1477« 

[N.B. 1464 omitted or lost] 

ITams of Tutaior. 


























































































ITanu of TetUUor, 















































































































South Cove 























































































































I^ome of TegUOor, 

























































































































































The Lang House, Saffron Waldm, 

W. K LaTTON, P.B.A. 




No. IV. 

(Extracted from ^* Nonarum Inqutntume$ in Curia Seaecarii Temp. 
Regis Edtoardi IIV) 

Hundr' Wilpordb. 

Ricm glanvile Georg" de Aula Job de Howe Clement' de Hoo Thorn 
Talnas Ricm Trowon GilBtm de Boulge Rogm Fathare Petr* Osmund 
Ranulptu Scoth Walf^m Jecob Robtm Wlmer Wiiim Adam Reginald 
Warde Job Domswall Wittm de Hoo Wittm Dawe Wittm dil Cros de 
Melton. Job'm le Clerk de Debacb Job' Priour Tbom de Hokkele Alex 
Hervy AleX CbilderbouB Radm le Clerk de Holeslee Witt Efoul RoB 
Talnas Job' dil Dam Miobael Talnas Alex Bati Job' de HoundepoL 

Job' de Marlisforde 
WilT Edricb 
Job' Rose 

Job' Elum 
Will' de Oldemerscb 

Job' Lacbetold 
WilT dil Cros 
Job' Lisseb'm 
Petr* Smalbet 

WilT le Clerk 
Job' Pers 
Job' Sparke 
WilT Gunne 
Rofet BullTg 
Hlex Pany 

Will' Rouletb 
Job' de Hoo 
Job' dil Walle 
Tbom' le Yingebosband 
Walt Buntyng 
Rog dil Walle 

Radi de Soginboe 
Job' Doman 
WilT Jde 
Alan de Westwode 

Rici Ikok 
Stepb' le Taylour 
Will' de Soginboe 
Job' Nekyr 
Ad Baxtere 
Galfr' le Barkere 

Will' le Clerk 
Rogm Warde 
Tbom' le Clerk 
WilT Deneys 
Micb' le Coo 
Petr' le Boteler 

Alex Springbolt 
Rogm Waske 
Tbom' Margrete 
Tbom' le Write 
Will' Minne 
Job' Boywyne 

Rio' Berte 
Job' le Smet 
Job' Bod 
Bartbol' le Millere 

Job'is le Conwie 
Ad de Wode 

Alan Joye 
Micb' Aylward 
R(^ Fatbare 

Tbom' le Reve 
Job' Edward 
Rog de Holgate 
Henr' dil Grene 
RoBt' Goutber 
RoBt' Sayene 

Rici Gait ' 
Symon Helewys 
Simon le Wydedewe 
Job' Wandesale 

RoBti Margrete 
Job' Hubert 
Petr' Pam 

RoBti Colt 
WalP Jour 
Tbom' Priour 
Job' de Kenton 
Stepb' Taylour 

Job' Bullok 
Stepb' dil Wod 
Rob Trilli 






Job' Amald 

Joh'is de Boulge 

Galfr' dil Hil 

Job' Henfrey 

Henr* de Boulge 
Villa S'ti Edmund' 

Wil'l' Stace 
Galfr' Palmere 

Joh'em de Qjues 

Thomas de Wroth'm 

Ricus de Derbagb'we 

Joh'em de Ewelle 

Joh'es Gockerel 

Joh'es de Leyndesbeye 

Alexm de Westle 

Joh'es Senycle 

Henr' de Belcb'm 

Radm le Taillour 

Joh'es de Lakeford 

WilTus Story 

Ada de Organistr' 

Gsbertus le Potter 

Ricus de Wattone 

Thorn' de Balneye 

WalFus Sparwe 

Jobe's Canonn 

Badm le Bocher 

Nich'us Renet 

Rob'tu9 Dousyng 

Henrio' de Westle 

Joh'es Devener 

Wil'l's de Cottone 

Ricm de Wode 

ReginaldusleGresseltereEdm's de Lakyngbytb 

Waltm de Honewetone 

Nich'us atte Perie 

Rogus Cok 

WilTm de Cottone 

Edm's de Neketone 

Ricus de Wode 

Ada atte Grop 

Ricus le Barker 

Wil'l's de Heydone 

Radulf le Taillour 

Ricus de Hennetonne 

Alan? Fouke 

Alex>» de Westle 

Wil'l's de Deph'm 

Hundr' De Mutfordb. 



No Namet. 

Rob'tm de Rothenhale 

Alam Parys 


Ricm le Megre 

Ricm Fabr' 


Thorn' Gould 

Henr' Emelet 


WilTm de Oldhagh 

Rob'tm Tastard 


Adam Huberd 

Job'em le Wyld 


Joh'em Dannard 

Simon Whypil 


War H5con 

Job'em Wade 


Joh'em le Patme 

Hundr' Db Ludingl', 




Bob'tm de Blundiston 

Rob'tm Soman 

Job'em Calielowe 

Galfr' de Gorton 

Simofl dil Gap 

Tbom' fil' Joh'is atte Hyl 

Thorn' de Bergb 

WilT de Revesball 

Job'em de Gorliston 

Thorn' de Enges junior 

Reginald de Brundele 

Ricm de Dol 

Job' de Jememut 

Job'em de Neve 

Ricm Perles 

Wymer Thur 

Henr' de Gapton 

Rogm Seman 

Kob'tu fil' Ad de 

Job'em atte Gore de 

Blundiston Gorton 



No Namez, 





















Pet' Talbot 

Rob'ti Hande 

Job' del Bergh 

Joh'is de Hozne 

Joh'is de Claston 


Joh'is Bretonn 

Wil'l'm Lenegor 

Job' Underwode 

Ranulpbi le Gyvour 

Joh'm le Warde 

Job' Wysman 

Rici With' 

Wil'l'm Lambeard 

Ad' le Masonn 

Will'm Bense 

Joh'em Laneney 


Pet' del Hoo 

Auchefeld dc Thorp 

Ph'm Hay 

Rogi Fidyen 

Joh'em Talbot 

Joh'm Lemman 

Wil'l'm Jay 

Joh'is Pikenot 

Wil'l'lm Glanvyle 

Henr' del Mount 

Rogm de Ampton 

Petr' Dunnyng 

Joh'is de Kentone 

WilTm Howelot 

Job' Russel 

Luo' de Grentenave 


Rog le Smith 

Andre Hert 

Wil'l'm' Har 

Petr' le Smith 

Gilbert! le Barker 

Thom' Moriz* 

Job' le Heyward 

Ad de Fynbergh 

Job' Cole 





WilT Pker 

Hugn' Evard 

Rob' Skeppe 

Thorn' Fabien 

Job' Brekysened 

Thom' Wulricb 

Joh'm Burwelle 

Hugn' Fabr' 

Job' Dennis 

Martin' Gladweye 

Hehr' Aldston 

Rob'ti Spornegold 

Ricm Carpeutar 

Henr' Smeky 

Job' Mayner 

Thom' Ad' 

H'nr* Beclys 
Ricm Mayner 

BuRaus DoNBwio. 

IkcVia SHx Nichi 

EccVia S'ti Nichi 

No Names, 

Job' del Clyf 

Job' de Hoxn' 

Eccl'ia S'ti Leonardi 

Job' Payn 
Thorn' Alyfaundre 

Job' Primerole 

Eccl'ia S'ti Martini 

Ricm Primerole 

Eccl'ia S'ti Petri 

Ricm Gerard 

Galfr' le Smith 

Eccl'ia Om'u' S'tor* 

Thorn' Kok 

Ad Havene 

Eccleia S'ti Jobis 

Wil'l'm de Hoxn' 

Joh* Seward jun' 


Wil'l'm Malyn seniore 

Thom' le Mayster 

Ric' de Londene 

Thorn' le MerihiU 

Galfi' de Castelkre 

Hug de Cleydon 

Job' de Oastelakre 

Job' Coraunt 

Job' Hundelane 

Joh' de Stratford 

Rob't le Jay 

(To he continued.) 

Job' Fynb'we 

notes and qubribs, sto. 283 

Thtb Persecution at Salem, Mass., for Witchorapt in 1692. — 
Among those who suffered the death penalty in the oourse of the 
extraordinary delusion that swept over our own country in the seven- 
teenth century, until it reached New England, was one Rebecca Nurse, 
a married woman, and a native of Great Yarmouth, co. Norfolk. While 
at Salem she became a member of the "First Church," and in 1692 was 
arraigned on the charge of witchcraft. Notwithstanding that the 
verdict of the jury was " Not Guilty,'' the judge instructed the jury to 
the contrary, and she was subsequently excommunicated as a convicted 
witch by the Church of which she had been a member. At the request 
of her son, Mr. Samuel Nurse, the Church in a.d. 1712 unanimously 
erased the reproachful sentence of excommunication from its records. 
A mcmumental granite shaft has lately been erected, bearing this 
iu8(»ription ; — 


Yarmouth, England 


Salem, Mass 


Christian Martyr ! who for truth could die, 
When all about thee owned the hideous lie I 
The world redeemed from superstition's sway 
Is breathing freer for thy sake to-day. 

These lines were expressly written by J. G. Whittier. The reverse 
inscription reads : — 

Accused of Witchcraft 

She declared 

" 1 am innocent and 

God will clear 

My innocency." 

Once acquitted yet 

falsely condemned, 

She suffered death 

July 19, 1692. 

In loving memory 

of her 

Christian Character 

even then attested 

by forty of her neighbors. 

This Monument 

is erected 

July, 1885. 



Na IV. 

Trinity 43 and 44 Blitdbetlu 

49. Thomas Ham plat. <) Robert Ham i^ Margaret his Wife defik 
of messuages ^ lands in Halsted <^ Sible Henyinghm. 

60. Thomas Plome junr. plat. ^ Thomas Sadlington <) Sarah his 
Wife defe. of a messuage ^ lands in Castle Hedingham ^ Great 

51. Richard Boreham plat. ^ Thomas Boreham def. of messuages 
^ lands in Matchinge ^ Sheeringe. 

52. Robert Derehaugh arm c) Thomas Frenche gent plats. ^ 
Anthony Bland <) Rose his Wife def. of a bam ^ land in Hawsted. 

53. John Woodward junr. plat, c) William Fynche ^ Agnes his 
Wife def of a messuage ^ land in Earles Colnes ats Carles Colne. 

54. George Geslinge platf ^ Isaac Gesljnge gent ^ Mary his Wife 
dels, of messuages in Rayleighe. 

55. Thomas Rochester plat. ^ Clement Frenche ^ Joane his Wife 
^ Robert Luck <^ Jocosa his Wife defis. of a messuage ^ land in Ultinge 
als Oultinge. 

56. Richard Dooe plat. ^ Thomas Turke ^ Mary his Wife defis. of 
messuages ^ land in Fobbinge ^ Curringham. 

57. Richard Evered plat ^ John Foster def. of messuages ^ land 
in Black ^ Whyte Notley Gt ^ Little Lyes ^ Felsted. 

58. Edmund Clarke plat. <^ John Mayer ^ Elizabeth his Wife de& 
of land in Water Belchampe ah Belchampe William ^ Otter Belchampe. 

59. Richard Stampford plat. ^ Thomas Ricarde <) Margaret his 
Wife ^ William Davie defs. of a messuage ^ rents in South weld. 

60. Richard Glover plat ^ Thokas Mawdytt ^ Elizabeth his Wife 
def of land in Eastham. 

61. Edward Combes arm. ^ Peter Lancaster plat. ^ Helen Stones 
Wid. def. of a messuage ^ land in Homdon on the HilL 

62. Humphry Hart ^ Agnes his Wife plats. ^ Nicholas Tavor ^ 
Anne his Wife defs. of messuage <^ land in Rayleighe. 

63. Thomas Camocke arm <^ John Hildersham gent plat. ^ Robert 
Cammocke gent ^ Claria his Wife defs. of a messuage in Steeple 
Stansgate, St Lawrence ^ Asheledam. 

64. Anthonny Bland plat. ^ John Archer ^ Mary his Wife ^ 
Thomas Thurgood j Mary his Wife defs. of messuages ^ lands in 
Halsted ^ Little Mapplested. 

65. John Curde ^ Grace his Wife John, Giles ^ Hugo Hunwicke ♦ 
def of a messuage ^ land in Middleton ^ Great ^ Little Henny ^ 

66. William Drywood plat ^ William Ford ^ Elizabeth his Wife 
defs. of messuages ^ land in Rayleigh. 

* Might be Himwioke. 


67. Edward Butterler arm. «) Thomas Younge gent. plat. <) Heurj 
Holstocke arm. ^ Judith his Wife <) William Peare ^ Elizabeth his Wife 
defs. of messuages ^ land in Orsett, Hornedon Muckinge ^ Standford le 

68. Thomas Legate gent. ^ Morgan Allen plat. <) William Dry wood 
gent. Thomas Drjwood gent. <) Lewes Dry wood gent. ^ Anne Dry wood 
Wid. defs. of a messuage ^ land in Great Warleigh <^ Cranham. 

69. Francis Fuller ^ Margaret his Wife plat. <) Edward Shelton c) 
Alice his Wife. Andrew Fuller ^ Mary his Wife, John, Christopher, 
William, Robert c) John Jeffery defs. of messuages ^ land in Barking. 

70. John r> Thomas Sorell plats. ^ Bartholraew Brooke gent. ^ 
Elizabeth his Wife def. of the Rectory of Stebbinge f of messuages, 
lauds, rents ^ tithes there. 

71. Edward Altham arm. ^ Christopher Turner gent, plats. ^ 
William Langley «) Mary his Wife Elizabeth Buckberd Helen Buokberd 
^ Edward Turner arm. defs. of messuages ^ land in Gt Farendon <) Roydon. 

72. Andrew Wymant plat. «) Edward Goldinge c) Elizabeth his 
Wife ^ Philemon Pegerum ^ Elizabeth his Wife defe. of a messuage in 

73. William Cave arm. plat. <> Nicholas Lysle gent ^ Mary his 
Wife Thomas Lysle ^ Magdalen his Wife defs. of a moiety of a 
messuage ^ land in Hallyfield ^ Waltham Hollycrosse. 

74. Thomas Wallinge gent. ^ Thomas Greene gent, plats. ^ John 
Jackson ^ Anne his Wife def. of a messuage J land in Brentwood, 
Shenfeild ^ Hutton () of a moiety of a messuage <) land in Southweald ^ 

75. Nicholas Humfrey plat. ^ Leonard Welbecke gent. ^ Latonum 

Welbecke gent.* ^ Anne his Wife defs. of a messuage <^ land 

in Thaxted. 

76. Sir John Petre knt. <) William Petre arm. plats. ^ Sir Edward 
Rich knt. ^ Margaret his Wife defe. of Manors of Bursted ats Great 
Bursted, Grange Whythers, Chalwedin ats Chalwyddon ^ Gumeys ats 
Gurnard ^ of messuages ^ land in Gt ^ Little Bursted, Mountenessinge, 
Ramsden Grayes, Billerca, Layndon ^ Layndon Hills, Harverstocke, 
Buttesburye, Basseldon, with Rectory <) tithes of Great Bursted. 

77. William Tymperley arm. plat ^ Thomas Unwyn ats Onyon 
gent () Bridgeth his Wife ^ Wylfred Tytterell ^ Helen his Wife defe. of 
messuages <) lands in Great ^ Little Sampforde. 

78. Andrew Bayninge gent. plat. ^ Sir Thomas Myldemay knt. <^ 
Thomas Myldemay son ^ heir of said Sir Thomas, Henry Myldemay gent., 
Daniel Curlewes gent ^ John Read defs. of Manor of Gt Lees ats Great 
Leighes <) of messuages lands ^ rents in Gt. Lees, Boreham Fayersted <) 
Little Waltham. 

* This is quite decayed, but from another sentenoe in the line evidently it is 
MieKad WdbeSke, 

(To he continued.) 



PiKB OP Mbldreth, Cambs. — III the west wall of the aisle of 
Meldreth Church is a marble monument to George Pike, who died 
September 11th, 1658, aged 67. The inscription states that he married 
Margaret, daughter of Edward Woodcot of Ipswich, gentleman, by 
whom he had three daughters; Anna, married to William Violet of 
Norfolk, gentleman ; Cicely, married to Thomas James of Hertford^ 
gentleman ; and Marj', married, firstly, to Thomas Pritchard of 
Cambridgeshire, armiger ; secondly, to James Whitlock of Buckingham, 
armiger. On the death of this wife he married Elizabeth, daughter of 
John Gore of London, knight, by whom he had Paul, George, and 
Elizabeth ; married, firstly, to Gregory Baker of Stafford, gent., 
secondly, to John Crowch of Hertfordshire, gentleman. 

On a large shield are the following quarterings : — 

1. Sa. 3 Pitch Forks Ar. Pike ( ? of Somerset). 

2. Ar. a Fess S. between 3 Bulls heads cabosed G. 

3. Ar. on a chevron G. between 3 Goshawks Az. 5 Bezants. 

4. Ar. a cross moline S. Hasilden. 

6. Az. 3 covered cups Ar. Argentine. 

6. Ar. 2 bars and 3 ogresses in chief Sa. 

7. Ar. a chevron Sa. and a Trefoil in Dexter chief Sa. 

8. Ar. 2 bars wavy between 3 steel gads. 

9. As 1. 

On two small shields are : — 

1. Pike, impaling Ar. a cross voided Sa. in dexter comer a mullet 
Gu. Woodcot. 

2. Pike, impaling Gu. a fess between 3 crosslets fitohe Or. Gore. 

I should be much obliged for any information concerning this 
family, or the quarterings on the large shield. George Pike purchased 
the manor of Sheen in Meldreth, from Sir Robert Chester, about 1650. 
Lysons calls him " Pyke of Baythorne, in Essex." In one of the Hall 
windows of the Sheen Manor house are the arms of Pike impaled with 
those of Hasilden. 

Meldrethy Camht, W. M. Palmer. 


Stbbnb Fahilt (p. 272), — The name of Sterne is frequent in 
the Register of Quy, Cambs., from a.d. 1549 to 1587. 

T. S, 


Mr. Blancks (p. 272).— In 1609, a William Blancks, aged 15, was 
admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, and in Venn's AJinunoni to 
Caius, he is described as son of Christopher Blancks, blacksmith, of 
Kirbj, Norfolk. In 1640, a Christopher Blaukes, aged 17, was 
admitted, who is described as son of David Blankes, (/ent,y of Bramorton, 
Norfolk, born at Kirbj. In 1675, a John Blankes, aged 16, was 
admitted, sou of Christopher Blankes, clork, born at Yelverton, Norfolk. 
Cambridge. Ernest Worman. 


Thb Wooing of Obttu : A Story of the Eaetem Counties in Saxon Times. By 
Kate T. Sizer. Illustrated by M. M. Blake. London : Jarrold & Sons. 3/6.— Historical 
£ction, if not unduly weighted with extraneous matter, not only has a charm which 
ordinarjr tales do not possess, but in the hands of a capable writer may awaken a 
slumbering interest, and frequently serve the higher purpose of couvevinR information 
relating to the past, which otherwise might be slighted. Miss Sizer's book fulfils these 
conditions, and in the ** VVooing of Osyth " we possess a thoroughljr good East Anglian 
story. It seems to us that there is not sufficient reason to indulge in the 8urmise that 
S. Edmund the Martyr and S. Osyth were brother and sister, but Miss Sizer thinks 
otherwise. The scenes in the earlier part of the book are laid at Bures. in Suffolk, 
where Edmund's coronation is supposed to have taken place. Several of the drawings 
are reTOoductions of objects of Kast Anglian interest, e.g., the figure of S. Edmund 
in the Barton Turf Rood Screen, Seal of S. Osyth*s Abbey, Ac, &c. 

A Cataloodk of Books Printed at or Rklating to thk University, Town, and 
County of Cambridok, from 1521 to lBd3, with Bibliographical and Biographical 
Notes. Bv Robert Bowes. Cambridge: Macmillan and Bowes.— Two portions of 
this work have already been noticed in these pages (vol. v., p. 32) ; the present issue is 
a handsome volume embellished with close upon a hundred illuHtrations of head and 
tail pieces, initial letters. &o., carrying on the work from the close of the 18th century 
to the present time, with four useful appendices. It would be a mistake to regard 
this compilation in the light of a bookseller's catalogue, it so completely transcends 
anything of this description that has hitherto been put forward. It is likely to prove 
of the utmost value to the local collector, indeed it may be regarded as indispensable, 
and the arrangement is of the most judicious character. The more recent items are 
quite as full and interesting as the earlier. 

Harrow Ooto-Ckntknahy Tracts, in. The Harrow of the Gumeninos. 
IV. Harrow in Domesday, v. Harrow and Lb Beo. By Rev. W. Done Bushell. 
Cambridge : Macmillan and Bowes. — These instalments are in continuation of tha 
tracts already noticed at p. 144, and comprise a Charter of Offa, King of Mercia, 
translated into English with notes, and most interesting accounts of the Early 
Consecration of the Church by Anselm, including the ** Consecration of a Miracle." 
The narrative touching Le Beo is intensely interesting. Incidentally there are 
references to Suffolk and Essex. The two last Tracts have excellent photographic 

Phillimorr's Pedigree Forks. 1. Ancettral TaUed, 2. Seize Quartiera TabUUk 
8. Blank Shiddt, 4. Ruled Pedigree Paper. 6. Instruciiofn. The set, Two Shillings. 
London : of the Author, 124, Chancery Lane, and Chas. J. Clark, 4, Lincoln's Inn 
Fields, W.C— The character of these Pedigree Forms may be gathered from the 
above description ; they will doubtless prove useful and appear to be well adapted for 
the purpose they are intended to serve. 

PuNOHARD OF Heanton-Punchardon : the record of an unfortunate family. By 
the Rer. £. G. Punchard, d.d., Vicar of Christ Church, Luton, Beds. Together with 
Wills and Administrations of the same family (Devon, Norfolk, and Suffolk). In 
three parts (part i., ii., and iii.). Privatebr Printed.— M^v of the details of this tamilv 
are ahready familiar to readers of the Eaai Anglian. The Norfolk pedigrees, which 
we are frankly told *'can only at best be approximately compiled," are mainly drawn 
from the testamentary dispositions at Norwich. The Suffolk connection brings 

288 THB BAST anquan; OB, 

forward many intereHtinfir matters. We observe, e, g.^ that John Punchard, bom at 
Saxted, in 1728, was the famous breeder of " Red Suffolks," known as "Punches," a 
oomiption really of Punchards. The family passed through many strange vicissitudes. 
Their representative, to whom we owe this monograph, has certainly spared no pains 
in its compilation. The mention of Wm. Punchard, who emigrated to America, in 
1660, where at Salem he has a numerous progeny, is sufficient to awaken an interest 
in the Punchard family in that country. 

TuK Pktmkb, or Lay Folks Pratbb Book. Edited for the Early Englith Text 
Society by Henry Littlehales. Part I., Text. London: Kegan, Paul & Co.— Mr. 
Littlehales has followed up his former useful contributions to medieeval liturgical 
literature, by printing from a Cambridge University MS. (Dd. ii. 82), a Prymer, 
containing* only the indispensable contents of such a book, the text of which {cirea 
A.D. 1420-30) there is every reason to conclude is uncorrupted. Following the rule of 
the E. E. TeoU Society, all contractions are expanded in italics, rendering the task of 
reading the text an easy one, wMle an outline which Mr. Littlehale supplies in his 
preface, enables one to understand its structure. This reprint of the mediseval *' Book 
of O>mmon Prayer," is illustrated by two full size fac-similies. We are indebted to 
Mr. Littlehales for much patient investigation in respect of these little understood 
and much imdervalued sources of our Book of Common Prayer.^ We learn from the 
preface that to this labour may now be added an extensive collation of Prymers, with 
the object of determining a critical text, but we regret, although not at all surprised to 
hear, that the task is well nigh hopeless. The extensive variations in the Hours 
according to the use of Sarum are puzzling in the extreme, who indeed can say 
what the identical use of Sarum is ? It would be a real advantage if the text could 
any way be rescued from the unauthorized additions. 

British Family Namks. their Origin and Meaning : with lists of Scandanavian, 
Frisian. Anglo-Saxon, and Norman names. By Rev. Henry Barber, m.d. London : 
Elliot Stock.— Dr. Barber's recent contributions to the Ecut Anglian in respect of the 
personal names to be found in Norfolk and Suffolk, will be fresh in the knowledge of 
our readers. The value of these local lists as the outcome of extensive research in a 
direction that has hitherto been almost entirely neglected, is very great. The study is 
known to be surrounded with difficulties, and it is only reasonable to expect consider- 
able difference of opinion. The present work covering four distinct sections gives in 
classified order, an account of the origin and probable meaning of the prevailing 
names of some 8,000 British families. It is quite distinct from the lists in our pages. 
Dr. Barber not following the local or county classification in his huger work. As a 
study in personal nomenclature the work may be regarded as unique, and deserves to 
be followed with close attention. 

We have much pleasure in calling attention to an interesting series of Nine 
Photographs of the Figures of the Apostles, &a, on the Screen of Southwold 
Church, Suffolk, taken by Mr. J. Martyn, photographer, Southwold.— The seats of 
the church go up nearly to the screen, so that photography of the figures is 
extremely difficult, of some impossible, and of others only practicable with dark 
shadow on part. But the photographer has succeeded surprisingly well in the case of 
the Apostles. The pboto^aphs of course lack the beauty of colour, but it is remark- 
able how little more detail can be made out by examining the painting themselves 
than from the photographs. Where the latter are obscure, so are the onginaLs. One 
or two figures have been greatly damaged at the hands of iconoclasts, chief among 
whom it may be safe to place Dowsing and his confreres. The Apostles are not 
named ; their symbols are of much interest, and in some cases are not quite certain. 
The identity of one or two of the " Apostles " which complete the series is liable to 
Tariation, and when the symbols are not distinct, some uncertainty results. Each 
photograph (price 8d. each), measuring 6x8 has three compartments of the 
screen, the Apostles being contained m four photographs (price 2s. 8d. the set). 
Another photograph contains three of the Prophets, and two otners the PrincipalitieB 
and Powers. The details of the upper part of the screen are also to be obtained in two 
further photographs. The artistic chturacter of Mr. Martyn's productions, and the 
high interest of these exquisite paintings (date circa 1460), combined -with the 
extremely moderate price at which the photographs are sold, will doubtless lead to 
a considerable demand for them. Antiquaries and others are greatly indebted to 
local photographers, and a due measure of encouragement is sure to be produotire of 
farther important work in the interests of arohsoloccy. 



In preparing the Archaeological Survey of Essex for the Society, of 
Antiquaries, t have been led to conclusions widely at variance with the 
views held by previous writers as to the course of the Ninth Iter of 
Antoninus. In submitting this paper to readers of the Font Anglian^ 
I am desirous that my arguments should be subjected to the severest 
criticism, and that, whatever may tend to prove or to disprove my 
theories, or correct my distances, should be communicated either 
through these columns or to me direct. For a proper consideration of 
the subject, the One Inch Ordnance Maps, numbered 256, 239, 221, 204, 
.205, 206, 188, 189, 174, 160, 146, and 130 should be procured. They 
can be obtained of Mr. E. Stanford, Cockspur Street, London, at Is. each. 

The Ninth Iter is generally believed to run for nearly half its 
course through the county of Essex ; namely, from Londinium to Ad 
Ansaniy thence through Suffolk into Norfolk, terminating either at 
Norwich or at Caister, which lies about three miles south of the present 
capital of Norfolk. Strange indeed, as will be seen by the appended 
table, have been the routes taken by various authors and commentators 
in their endeavours to trace the Ninth Iter. Camden writing more 
than three centuries ago (1586) says: "The ancient places of this 
county are so strangely obscure and puzzliilg that I, who in other parts 
have made some discoveries, must here freely own myself in the dark," 
and since his time but little, if any, progress has been made in locating 
the stations on the Ninth Iter. 

Durolitum has been placed at Leyton, Romford, Brentwood, 
Barking, and Epping, in Essex, for which purpose the Antonine distances 
have been totally disregarded (except in the case of Romford). Burton 
and others assuming that instead of v., " xv. through the heedlessness 
of the transcriber hath crept in." Romford is at the proper distance 
and in the right line for Colchester, but the place and district are 
singularly devoid of vestiges of the Romans. Passing Ccesaromagus 
and Canoniuniy which appear to have found no sure abiding place, we 
arrive at Camulodunum, Leland and other antiquaries, prior to Camden, 
set this station at Colchester ; but however dissatisfied this last named 
author had been with himself with regard to other stations, he felt 
perfectly satisfied that Maldon occupied the site of Camulodunum, and 
after explaining that the proper mode of spelling the word was 
Camalodunum, he adds : " how strangely have some persons lost 
themselves ! though the very name points it out and discovers it plainly 
to them be they never so blind." And Camden had his followers until 
the close of last century, though a revival in favour of Colchester was 
set on foot by Stukeley in 1757. With regard to Maldon little need be 
said. The name is probably Saxon, and although Morant would derive 
it from maeldun (a cross hill) it may be suggested that it is more 

[No apology is, we feel sure, needed for the insertion of this paper in its entirety, 
will doubtless receive the attention it deserves.— Ed.] 



probably from mal, an assembly or council, and dun, hill. There is not 
sufl&cient reason for considering it a survival of any portion of the word 
Camulodunum. The recorded relics of the Romans at Maldon are but 
few, and in the recent extensive and deep drainage of the borough, 
effected under the supervision of Mr. P. M. Beaumont, a.m.i.c.b., not a 
single trace of British or Roman occupation was found. It is, however, 
right to state that at Hey bridge, which lies in the valley and adjoins 
Maldon on the north, several Roman urns and other sepulchral remains 
have from time to time been discovered. 

Morant (sometime rector of St. Mary's, Colchester), the historian of 
Essex (a.d. 1768), gives his reasons for fixing upon Colchester as the site 
of Camulodunum^ the Royal seat of Cuuobeline, which may be briefly 
summarised as follows : — (1) The finding of a large number of the coins 
of Cunobeline, (2) the amenity of the situation, (3) the probability of the 
Romans settlhig themselves near the sea, (4) the town stood in the way 
between the Iceni and London, and consequently was the city, through 
which the Britons made their first irruption, as recorded by Tacitus, 
(5) it was a considerable Roman town, (6) if not ancient Camulodunum, 
what was the name of this town, (7) agreement of the distance between 
Colchester and London and Camulodunum and Londinuim, (8) the 
opinions of prior antiquaries. Morant attached much importance to the 
finding of coins of Cunobeline at Colchester, but so far as I am aware 
no greater number of these coins have been found there than at many 
other places. Sir John Evans has shown that they have been found in 
many parts of Hertfordshire and elsewhere, and also at Chesterford, 
Debden, Hadstock, and Saffron Walden in the north-western comer of 
Essex. The distance between London and Colchester, 51 English miles 
along the present high road, agrees approximately with the Antonine 
distance, if the Roman mile be treated as equivalent to the English mile, 
but otherwise Camulodunum should be between four and five miles 
nearer London. That there are undoubtedly very strong reasons for 
placing an important station at Colchester cannot be denied, but having 
regard to the difi&culty of satisfactorily placing the intermediate stations, 
and those which follow on the Ninth Route, it cannot be said that the 
claim of Colchester to occupy the site of Camulodunum is by any means 
conclusively proved. 

Being dissatisfied with the various commentaries upon the Ninth 
Iter, which had come under my notice, I determined to commence de novo^ 
and starting from the only station about which there could be no 
misconception, namely, Londinium^ I took the first stage in the reversed 
order, and reducing the Roman to the approximate English mileage,* 
thus making the distance between Londinium and Durolitum (xv. Roman 
miles) 14 English miles, I wheeled the compasses from the Thames 
over the county of Essex without touching upon any place bearing traces 
of a Roman encampment. The circuit was, therefore, continued into the 
* The Roman mile may be taken as equivalent to & of an English mile. 


adjoining county of Hertford and almost immediately Cheshunt — a 
name at once intensely significant, — Cestrehunt, in Domesday Book, was 
arrived at. It is situated on the straight road known as the Ermine 
Street, and turning to Sir John Evans's recently published Survey of 
that county, I found that Salmon had already located Durolitum at this 
very place, and, moreover, that a camp was recorded as having existed 
there, and that various Roman relics had been discovered in the parish. 

The next stage is from Durolitum to CcemromaguSf xvi. Roman, or 
14 English miles. Continuing northward along the Ermine Street we 
arrive, at the requisite distance, at Braughing, just above a spot where 
the Roman road from Baldock to Bishop Stortford appears to have 
crossed the Ermine Street. Here are the remains of a fortification 
(Larks Hill) which was surrounded by a wide and deep ditch, still visible 
for a great part of its course, and Cussans (Hertfordshire, Vol. i., p. 185), 
informs us that at a spot about 20 yards distant from the Railway 
Station, in the very centre of the present high road, was found an immense 
quantity of oyster shells and a few pieces of broken pottery, which, he 
adds, were in all probability placed there as a departure point for the 
Roman measurements. Now singularly enough this, very spot is distant 
28 English miles from London, which is equivalent to 31 Roman miles — 
the Antonine distance between Londinium and CoMTromagus ; and 
although the Railway cutting here which is very shallow and does not 
extend more than 100 yards in length, yet (as Cussans tells us) in that 
distance a great number, perhaps thousands of coins, ranging from 
Augustus Caesar to Constantinus, with numerous other relics were 
brought to light There were also found 32 coins of Cunobelinus and 
Tasciovanus, including a unique gold coin of the former weighing 23 
grains. We are also informed by the same author that a field called 
" Wickhams," on a portion of which the Railway Station is erected, is 
rich in Roman coins, and that after a heavy rain coins are frequently to 
be found on the surface, and at nearly every furrow the plough is 
almost certain to disclose one or more pieces of Roman money. Sdmon 
also placed Ccesaromagtu here. 

The next station, Canonium, ts 12 Roman or 11 English miles from 
Ccesaromagusy and if we continue on the Ermine Street we arrive at the 
prescribed distance at Royston. Here in addition to the British 
encampment and the numerous barrows in the neighbourhood it is 
recorded that there exists a Roman camp. British and Roman relics 
have been discovered here, including a coin of Cunobeline, and coins of 
Claudius, Vespasian and Faustina.^ At this spot it is to be observed that 
the Icknield way crosses the Ermine Street^ and it is along part of this 
ancient way that I purpose continuing the Ninth Iter. 

Before leaving Royston it should be noticed that Dr. Guest, in his 

* The lAte Mr. Beldam's paper on the Icenhilde Road (Aroh»ological Joomid, 
XXV., p. 26), ihoald be referred to for an acoonnt of the BritiiBh and Roman remaina 
found around Royston. See also Prof esaor Babington's Ancient CambridgeMre (p. 67). 


paper on "The Four Roman Ways" (Origines Celticce, Vol. ii., p. 238), 
states his belief that that portion of the Ermine Street which lies 
between London and Huntingdon, was not of Roman construction, his 
reason for that conclusion being, that no remains of Roman stations, 
Roman villas, or Roman burial grounds had been found along that 
portion of the Ermine Street, but a still stronger argument, in his 
opinion, against the Roman origin of this section of the road, was 
furnished by the Iters of Antoninus. " Three of the Iters," he says, "pass 
from London to Lincoln, and of these, two run down the Watling Street 
to the Foss, and then up the Fobs to Lincoln, while the third proceeds 
to Colchester, and then to Lincoln by way of Cambridge and Huntingdon. 
I cannot believe," says Dr. Guest, " we should have had any one of these 
Iters if a paved road had then existed, leading directly from London to 

These are extraordinary statements for so great an authority to 
have made. Leaving alone the various evidences of Roman occupation, 
which have been found upon this route, it is difficult to conceive that 
an ancient road, the greater part of which can be traced on the one inch 
Ordnance Maps, in a direct line from London to Royston, a distance of 
37 miles, could have been designed and constructed by any other than 
the Roman engineer. At the twentieth mile from London there is a 
remarkable deflection north-eastward towards Braughing, from which 
it may be inferred, that the station there was one of considerable 
importance, and as the evidence presents itself to me, none other than 
Cauaromagus, From Braughing the road takes a north-westward course 
until it joins the direct north road again, a mile beyond Buntingford. 
For about six miles of its course, between London and a point east of 
Hertford, the road has fallen into disuse. It is not improbable that the 
Ermine Street continued its direct northern course at the point where 
the deflection towards Braughing occurs, but no evidence of this is to 
be traced on the one inch Ordnance sheets. 

I will not here attempt to trace the Fifth Iter of Antoninus, but if 
my conclusions with regard to the Ninth journey be correct, then the 
route referred to by Dr. Guest as leading to Colchester and thence to 
Lincoln, must, in its first stage at least, be transferred to the Ermine 
Street, as the first station on the Fifth Iter after leaving London is 
CcftsaromaguB. Nor will I now attempt to account for the discrepancy 
in the distances given in the Itinerary between Londinium and 
CcBsaromagus in the Fifth and Ninth routes respectively. 

To resume the Ninth Route, the next station after leaving 
Canonium is Camulodunum^ from which it was distant nine Roman 
miles. Passing then eastward from Royston, along the Ickneild way, by 
" Five Barrow Field " and " Enowns Folly," over the Brand or Heydon 
Ditch, we arrive, at a distance of nine English miles, at Chesterford 
and Ickleton. This measurement is taken from the centre of the 
present town of Royston, but if the Roman settlement or the point 


from which the journey was continued was a mile or so further east, 
the distance between this spot and Chesterford may be taken at a little 
more than eight English miles. 

Chesterford and the neighbourhood for miles around have produced 
relics of the Romans, which in number, variety, and grandeur, are 
excelled by no town in Essex save Colchester, added to which no mean 
quantity of early British coins, includiug those of Cunobeline, have 
been found here, an evidence which, in his claim for the Colchester- 
Camulodunum theory, was made so much of by Morant. The late 
Mr. Beldam, P.8.A.,* cpnsidered Chesterford to have originally been a 
frontier town of the Trinobantes, and states that a British camp is 
believed to have existed there, and he points out that from the discovery 
of early imperial coins it may be inferred that it soon became an 
important military position among the Eomans. In the fifth volume of 
the British Archasological Journal, p. 54, is a paper by the late 
Mr. C. Roach Smith, containing a description by the late Dr. Foote 
Gower, of no fewer than 14 Roman roads about Chesterford. It is here 
then, in the north-west comer of the county of Essex, and on the river 
Cam, that I would place the site of the colony of Roman veterans which 
was established by Claudius, in order, as Professor Freeman puts it, that 
the legions might be removed from the east and established among the 
threatening Silures, and also for the purpose of initiating the Iceni in 
the requisitions of the Roman laws. 

The Camtdodunum of the Britons is, I think, to be found on the 
hill top, and I place the royal seat of Cunobeline at Vandlebory, on 
the Gog Magog hills, at the foot of which flows the river Cam, River 
names are admittedly ancient, and the little stream which flows through 
Chesterford seems, I venture to think, to confirm the suggestion which 
I nowimake with regard to the positions of the Roman station and the 
British fortress. 

The enclosure called Vandlebury contains, according to the Ordnance 
Survey, 1 4 acres, and has a diameter of about 900 feet. It is stated by 
Professor Babington, P.8.A. (Ancient Cambridgeshire, p. 33), to be probably 
a work of the Britons, but is shown by the discovery of coins to have 
been occupied by the Romans. A coin of Cunobeline has also been 
found here. The fortress is situate 200 feet above Ordnance datum, and 
occupies a most commanding position at .the extremity of a range of 
hills, which probably formed the boundary line of the Kingdom of the 
Trinobantes, and corresponds with other capital towns of the Britons, 
such as Silchester, Winchester, and Ilchester, all on the confines of 
ancient territories. The positions thus selected were probably taken up, 
as Dr. Guest suggests {Origines Celtuxe, ii., 216), by reason of the 
advantages which they afforded for the defence of the frontier. The 
great dykes on both sides of the Gog Magog hills have recently received 
tiie attention of Professor Ridgeway, and form the subject of a paper 
* Arehteologieal Jotumal, zzv., p. 26. 


(Arckceologtcal Journal, l. 62) which should be referred to in connection 
with this location of the royal seat of Cunobeline. It is a singular fact 
that Dr. Guest, who, I believe, never doubted that Camulodunutn was 
at Colchester, was of opinion that Pampisford Ditch was made by 
Cunobeline (see Babington's Ancient Cambridgeshire^ p. 97). Has 
Colchester, I ask, any evidences of British occupation to compare with 
those which extend for miles, in fact, along the whole course of the 
Icknield way, on both sides of Chesterford? {see Mr. Beldam's paper, 
ArchoeologicalJoumal, xxv., p. 35). Until I prepared the ArchcDological 
map and index for the county of Essex, I had implicit faith in the 
Colchester-Camulodunum theory, and it was with regret that I was 
compelled to abandon it. It was, however, some consolation to find that 
the county of Essex could still maintain its claim to have within its 
borders the site of the first Roman colony established in this country. 

I will briefly continue the ninth journey to its close, or more 
properly speaking, to its starting point. The course is necessarily 
suggestive merely, and will require careful consideration from competent 
antiquaries in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, and Norfolk. 

The route then that I feel compelled to take is along the Icknield 
way, and starting from Chesterford we proceed as far as the top of the 
Gogmagog hills to Worsted Lodge, a point where this road crosses the 
Via Devana. Here, then, at about six miles from Chesterford, may be 
placed Ad Ansam, which if Dr. Raven's interpretation be correct, 
namely, the gathering up of various tracks as in clamp, is certainly 
applicable to this spot, where five Roman or pre-Roman roads find a 
centre (see the Map annexed to Ancient Cambridgeshire), Ad Ansam, 
whatever it may have meant, was probably not a Roman camp, 
otherwise it would have been referred to by its name, as other stations 
were. It may have indicated a turning point, as suggested by some 
commentators, and, if so, it probably had reference to the point where 
the Via Devana leads towards Vandlebury or British Camulodunnm. 

The next stage of our journey is to Combretonium, xv. Roman or 
14 English miles, and, although perhaps there are reasons for still 
continuing along the Icknield way, in which case Combretonium might 
be sought for at Waterhall Farm, yet I feel more disposed to proceed 
along the Street way (see Map in Ancient Cambridgeshire), arriving, at 
the proper distance, at Chippenham Park, a place where several ancient 
roads converge, one of which had, it is said, been the old boundary 
between Suffolk and Cambridgeshire (Proc. Suff. Inst Archaeology, vi., 
326). Some Roman remains have been found here, but I am not aware 
whether the place has been sufficiently explored to settle the question 
whether a Roman camp or station ever existed at this spot. From 
Combretonium we proceed to Sitomagus, xxii. Roman or 20 English miles, 
and the course I suggest is through Mildenhall, a place which has 
furnished many evidences of its antiquity, thence through Eriswell, 
where there is a place called Portway Hill, on to Brandon and Weeting, 


at ^'hich latter place, at Grimes Graves, it is said, there are pits suuk iii 
the chalk for the purpose of obtaining flints for the^ neolithic implements 
found in the district (Harrison's Geology^ p. 192) ; thence on through 
Mundford to Ickborough, where I am inclined to place Sitomagits, 
situate as it is between 19 and 20 miles from Chippenham. About two 
miles to the left of* this road, in its course from Brandon to Ickborough, 
is one of those earthworks known as " Devil's Djkes." Two miles from 
Ickborough, at a place called Buckenham Tofts, there is marked on the 
Ordnance Map a British Flint Quarry, and it is worthy of note that a 
Roman milestone is said by Bloomfield to have been found at Ickborough 
on the road towards Bury {Norfolk^ ii., p. 233), and that in the plantation 
near Linford, and in the building of New Hall, several Roman urns 
were dug up. It would be interesting to learn if anything is known of 
this milestone at the present day. Possibly the road under con- 
sideration went in a direct line from Brandon through Linford, past the 
British Flint Quarry, over the river where the present bridge crosses it 
into Buckenham Tofts, a parish adjoining Ickborough, and in a Hundred 
with the significant name of Grimshoe. Roman urns (?) are stated in 
the six inch Ordnance Map lxxxiii., to have been found in a plantation 
south-east of Bush Pightle (Fox's Roman Norfolk, 32). 

The last stage of this journey is to Venta Icenorum^ and if I could 
see traces of a direct road eastward I should be tempted to proceed to 
Caister by Norwich, for the distance would be correct, and thus, however 
much I had differed from previous commentators, I should at least 
have been at one with all of them at the commencement, and with all 
save one at the end of the journey, but I feel that I have no alternative 
than to go along a well recognised ancient way for the greater part, if 
not the whole, of this last stage, and so I proceed northward through 
Hilborough and Cockley Cley, at both which places coins of Constantine 
have been found, through SwafFham, which has produced vestiges of 
Roman occupation and has a " Devil's Dyke " on its left, on to Castle 
Acre with its camp and other Roman remains, thence along the Peddar's 
way, through Fring, where a Roman pavement is said to have been 
found, on to Ringstead, a distance of 29 or 30 miles, the Antonine 
distance being 32, equal to 29 English miles. 

Now, with regard to the Peddar's way, it is undoubtedly an ancient 
road, and according to some antiquaries was in existence prior to the 
Roman Conquest, and, although Dr. Jessopp {Random Roaming^, p. 50) 
asks, *^How is it, if it be a Roman road that all along those first 
20 miles so very few coins or vestiges of anything that may be 
called Roman have ever been found?" The answer, I submit, is 
unwittingly supplied by Dr. Jessopp himself on the following page, 
"This mysterious trackway ran its course from the coast to the 
Nar without crossing a single brook or tiny rivulet in all those 
20 miles." It would, I think, be diflBcult to point to any place of 
Roman occupation in a district which was wanting in a proper supply 
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298 THE BAST anouan; or, 

small village, Fring, to furnish evidence in the remote future that it was 
in use by the English speaking people for nigh fourteen hundred years. 
The direct course of this road, I think, bears evidence on the face of it, 
that it was of Roman construction. The British road, I submit, runs a 
few miles to the west, namely, from Brandon along the Devil's Dyke, 
through Oxborough, Narborough, Gayton, Walton, and Grimston, to 
Ringstead, and is known as the Ailesway. If this route be preferred to 
the Peddar way, then the distance from Chippenham to Ringstead 
accords approximately with that from Comhretonium to Venta Icenomm ; 
the intermediate station, however, is at present unaccounted for, and it 
remains for IochI antiquaries to supply the necessary evidence in the 
neighbourhood of Northwold. 

With regard to Ringstead, Mr. E. M. Beloe, p.s.a., in his paper on 
"The Great Fen Road" {Proc, Camb, Antiq, Soc, xxxii., p. 129), has 
drawn attention to the fact that Caesar says that the early immigrants 
caused their settlements in this country to be called after the cities and 
towns in the country whence they came, and that the first place that we find 
after the invaders had stepped upon the land at Holme is Ringstead, the 
capital of the kingdom of the Danes, and where the Danish kings now 
lie is Ringstead, in Denmark. Is it not probable then that this is the 
place referred to by Antoninus as Venta Icenomm^ some well recognised 
spot in the open country of the Iceni, possibly never a Roman camp ? 
The Itinerary commences, not at Londinium, but at the place of 
disembarkation, and thence proceeds to London. 

To recapitulate. The route which has been taken is along the 
Ermine Street, the Icknield way, and, finally, along the Peddar way, all 
of them roads which were in existence during the Roman occupation. 
As far as Chesterford, at least, there are remains of Roman camps at 
distances according with the Antonine Itinerary. Along the whole 
course there are many vestiges of the Romnns. British Camulodunum 
has been placed on high ground above the Cam, and in a positiou from 
which its chief could readily sally forth along ancient roads to all parts 
of his kingdom extending over Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex, and 
other counties westward as far as the Severn. The Roman colony has 
also been placed on the river Cam. Stations have, in nearly all cases, 
been located where one Roman or pre-Roman road crosses another 
ancient road, and in some cases where several ancient ways converge. 
In addition to the other evidence which has been adduced, it should be 
mentioned that from Roys ton to Ringstead tumuli abound in all 
directions, and in this section of the journey there are extensive earth- 
works, quarries for flint implements, and other signs that the district 
was occupied by the pre-Romau races, and consequently the route is 
such a one as it may reasonably be supposed was that taken by the 
Ninth Iter in its course from Venta Icenorum, past the British stronghold 
of Cunobeline to Londinium. 

CoggeshalL G. F. Beaumont, f.8.a. 

Appendix. (See annexed table.) 


The Lost Arcade at Wangford. 

The church of Wangford seems, to a passer-by, to be entirely 
modern. The tower and Chancel were indeed built up from the ground 
thirty years ago. This reconstruction involved the disappearance of 
some interesting features, of which the most noteworthy was a Norman 
arcade, upon the wall of the east end of the north aisle. A drawing of 
this arcade made by Davy in 1847, exists in the British Museum, and 
deserves reproduction. The figure here given presents, however, only 
four of the six arches that he depicts. 

,1L, _55fj ,T.i^':^ MP-; ir-I '531- ^^~^X, 

NoBMAN Arcade at Wangford. From a Drawinff by H. Davy, 1847. 

The arcade is mentioned in the note on this church by J. H. Parker, 
in the well-known "Churches of Suffolk " (London: Parkers, 1865). 

" At the west * end of the south aisle are the remains of a Norman 
arcade, as if there had originally been a cloister." 

It has of course entirely disappeared, because this part of the 
church was razed to the ground. Hence Davy's drawing seem to 
deserve reproduction. The semi-circular arches are seen to rest on 
plain, but late capitals, projecting from the wall. Each arch consists of 
an inner and outer hold half-round, separated by a hollow adjacent to 
the inner element and a small half-round against the outer. 

It is curious that Davy's drawing gives no indication (or even room 
for it) of an ornament described and figured by Wilkins in Archceologxa 
(Vol. XII.), in his article on Norman Architecture, t It is said to form 
part of the moulding of a Norman arcade at Wangford, and is described, 
not very accurately, as a " reversed zigzag." This figure } shows a series 
of opposed zigzags, forming crossed lines on a convex moulding, and 
marking out lozenges, and pairs of half-lozenges, as if a series of X's 
were placed together : XXX. Wilkins describes it as unique. It is 
difficult to conceive that it existed on the arcade figured by Davy. 

* A mistake for east end. The west end of the aisle is occupied by the old 
Perpendicular porch. 

t An Essay towards the History of the Venta Icenorum of the Romans, and of 
Norwich Castle, with Remarks on the Architecture of Anglo-Saxons and Normans, 
by William Wilkins of Norwich. 

X Plate 4, fig. 8. 


The interest of the arcade is because it was probably part of the 
Priory which was founded here in 1160 as a cell to Thetford. Of this, 
considerable remains existed in the last century, and some even in the 
beginning of this century. Its foundations are met with in digging 
graves, to the east of the church. I hope to submit to the readers of 
the Eait Anglian some fresh facts regarding it that I have collected. 
I can only now point out that this is the Priory which Blom6eld 
erroneously supposed to be at " Raydon," Norfolk. Wangford, of old, 
was called Reydon, the adjacent and subordinate parish. The latter 
was called " Rissemere," a name which still persists as the designation 
of one spot at the edge of the adjacent valley which is known as the 
"Smeer." It may be well also to note that some facts regarding 
Raydon, in Samford Hundred, have been thought to refer to this place. 
The names of both are pronounced in the same way. 



No. VIL 

PARCELLIS delivered to my mid Lordes Grace by me Robert Amadas 
and Cornelis heig GoldMmethe as follouethe. 

Item deliveryd to my said Lorde twoo Crosses of fine Golde twoo 
Rings of fine Golde with Rubyes poiss. x oz. ij qrt. jd weight and a q. 
the oz. xb. in money xxj/. xij«. vjc?. the making liijs. iiijcf. sum. — 
xxiiijZ. v». xc?. 

Item deliveryd oone iiatte Braslet of fine Golde waying beside the 
Stones ij oz. iij qrt. j(£. weight, iij q. the Golde v^. xiij«. vjrf. the making 
xij«. — vj/. v». \\d. 

Item deliveryd twoo Rings fine Golde poiss. iij qrt. jcf. weight the 
Golde xxxij«. the making vijx. iiijd — xxxixs. iiijc?. 

Item deliveryd the puUishing of an Emeraude and twoo Rubyes. — xs. 

Item the makyng of a Ring. — iiij«. 

Item the mending of a Water Potte poiss. more in Corone golde 
d. qrt. in money. iiij». vijc?. the mending ij«. viijc?. in money. — vij« iijcf. 

Item the mending of a Braslat. — ijs. viijcf. 

Item the mending of a Braslat waying more by vjcf. for the Golde 
and makyng. — xnd. 

Item the mending of a Tablat and the Golde. — xxi. 

Item the mending of an odar Tablat and the Golde — xvjtf. 

Item the mending of a Braslet of Golde and the Golde. — ij«. iiijcf. 

Item the persing of iiij great Perills. — ij«. 

Item the mending of an Ewar of Golde and iij Cuppis of Golde 
withe the Golde that went to it — vj«. viijrf. 

Item the culrishing of a Cappe. — ij». iiij(/. 


Item the mendiug of a knoppe to a Cover of Golde and the Golde 
put to it—xxd. 

Item deliveryd the xiij day of November, anno R. Henrid Octavi 
xvij twoo Cheynes of Corone Golde and a Whistill poiss. vij oz. iij qrt. 
ob. weight, the oz. xxxvj*. viijrf. in money xiiij^. v«. jc?. the makyng 
xxvj«. viijc?. — xv/. xj«. ixc?. [To meche by vjS.] 

Item deliveryd a Seale for his College of Oxforde the xiiij daye of 
Novembr. poiss. xxxiij oz. d. the oz. iijs. iiijc?. in money v/. xj». viijrf. the 
makyng and graving x/. Sum. — xv/. xj«. viijrf. 

Item deliveryd the mending of a Salte of Golde set withe Stone 
and Perle and for the setting of the stones waying more in Corone 
Golde ob. weight in money xjrf. the making vs. — v«. xjrf. 

Item deliveryd oone Cuppe of Golde gevyn unto the Kynge for his 
New yers gifte the first daye of Januarii anno xvij poiss. Ixiij oz. qrt. the 
oz. xxvj«. viij(f. in money cxv/. xix». ijc?. and for every oz. makyng v*. in 
money xv/. xvJ8. iijrf. — Sum. cxxxj/. v». yd. 

Item oone Gartar of Corone Golde for my Lorde of Rickemont poiss. 
ij oz. the ounce xxxvjs. viijrf. in money iij/. xiij«. iiijcf. and for the making 
of the same xviij*. Sum. — iiij/. xj«. iiijc?. 

Item iiij gilte Spice Platis Dyshes poiss. Ixxvj oz. qrt. the oz. vs. in 
money. — xix/. xvrf. 

Item twoo Ewars of Silvar parcell gilte poiss. Ixvij oz. the oz. iiij*. 
in money. — xiij/. viijrf. 

Item deliveryd the new setting of the Kingis Picture the xxiiij day 
of February in a Ring waying more in Corone Golde ob. weight in 
money xjrf. the settting iij«. Sum in money. — iij«. xjcf. 

Item a Ring of Corone Golde set with a Saphere and the Kingis 
Picture poiss. j ounce iiijcf. weight, the ounce xxxvj«. xviijrf. in money 
xliiijs. the making xiij*. iiijrf. in money. — lvij«. iiijtf. 

Item deliveryd oone Seale of Silvar poiss. viij oz. d. qrt, the oz. 
iij«. iiije?. in money xxvijs. j(f. the making iiij/. xs. in money. — v/. xvijs. jc/. 

Item the xxvij daye of December for the King's New yere's gifte 
oone Cuppe of Corone Golde poiss. Iviij oz. d. the oz. xljs. \iiyi, in money 
cxx/. xviij«. the making of every oz. v». in money xiij/. xij». vjd Sum. — 
cxxxv/. x«. vjc?. 

Item oone Regester of Golde poiss. more iije?. weight and a qu. in 
money vij». iijc?. the making v«. — xij«. iijti. 

Item the gravyng of a Plate upon the Cover of a BooU poiss. more 
in Silvar vj(i. for the silver and making. — iij». 

Item deliyerid the xxj day of January the mending of a Crosse of 
Silvar and gilte poiss. more oone oz. — vjs. viij<l. 

Item deliveryd the iiijth daye of July anno xvij©. by Gybsan 
Sergeannt at Armes iiij Knoppes for a Bedde of Silver and gilte poiss. 
liiij oz. d. the oz. vj«. viijrf. — xviij/. iij«. iiijrf. 

Item deliveryd for my Lordis College in Oxfrrde iij gilte Crosses 
poiss. coxxxiiij oz. d. the oz. viiji. — Ixvj/. iij«. viijrf. ob. 


Item deliveryd oone Rector Corj Staffe of silvar and gilte poiss. 
cxvij 02. d. qrt. the oz. v«. viijc/. — xxxiij/. iij«. viijrf. ob. 

. Item ooue gilte staffe and viij Pomells of silver and gilte poiss. 
ccxziij oz. iij qrt. d. the oz. v«. viijc?. — Ixiij/. viij«. vijc?. ob. 

Item deliverjd the garnjshing of twoo Bookis of silvar and gilte 
poiss. togeder ccclxxvij oz. d. qrt. the oz. vj«. — cxiij/. ij«. ixd. 

Item deliveryd in White Stones poiss. cxix oz. iij qrt. d. the oz. 
iiij«. vjrf. in money. — xxvj/. xix«. vc?. ob. qu. 

Item oone Hally Water Stocke of silvar and parcell gilte poiss. 
ccxxxiij oz. iiij qrt. the oz. iiij«. viijrf. — liiij/. x«. xd. 

Item deliveryd twoo Candilstekis of silvar and gilte, oone Paxe, 
twoo Cruetts of silvar and gilte poiss. ixcxviiij oz. qrt. the oz. v». viijrf. 
in money. — cclxj/. xviJ5. iijrf. [caret ijcf.] 

Item deliveryd to my said Lorde at his going over Seye at Canntre- 
bury the garnyshing of a Potte of Erthe withe silvar and gilte the silvar 
waying xl oz. d. the oz. vj/t. viijd in money. — xiij/. x«. 

Item deliveryd in Stanes and Bourdes and Vices for the said Crosses 
Candilstecks and Bokis. — vj«. viijc/. 

Item deliveryd the mending of twoo Pillars poiss. more in silvar 
oone oz. d. in money v». vjd the gilding and mending iij7. x«. — iij/. xv«. vjrf. 

Item deliveryd in gilte Spangills for the Footmens Coottis poiss. 
cij oz. qrt the oz. vj». viijt/. in money. — xxxiiij/. xxc/. 

Item deliveryd the ixth daye of December, anno xix^. oone Crosse 
parte Crystall gamyshed with silvar and gilte waying clerly beside the 
crystall cxxviij oz. d. q. the oz. vj«. viije/. — xlij/. xiiij«. ijrf. 

Item deliveryd the xiijth daye of Dysoember iij Rings set withe iij 
Dyamonndis waying lesse then my Lordis by oone penny weight d. in 
money iiij». je/. the makyng xiij«. vijc/. in money. — xv«. \d. [caret ijc/.] 

Item deliveryd the making and gravyng of twoo greate gilte Pottis, 
twoo Basons and twoo Ewars gilte gravyn withe my Lordis Armes 
contayning vj Platis for the gravyng and gilding. — xij». 

Item deliveryd the mending of a Sponne and a Salte. — xijci. 

Item deliverid the first daye of January anno xix^. for the King's 
New Yeres Gifte a Cuppe of Corone Golde withe a Cover poiss. Ixv oz. 
the oz. xlj«. iiijc?. in money oxxxiiij/. vj«. viijd and for every oz. makinge 
v«. in money xvj/. v«. Sum. — cl/. xj«. viijrf. 

Item deliverid the saudering and mending of the Beyle of a Jugge. 
— iij«. 

Item the mending of a Peyre of gilte Potts. — iij*. iiijci. 

Item the mending of a gilte Ewar. — iij«. 

Item the mending of iij Flagons. — vj«. viijrf. 

Item the mending of a litill gilte Potte. — xi^d. 

Item the dressing uppe of iij gilte Goblitts withe a Cover, withe a 
new amell made to it. — ij«. 

Item the dressmg up and bumyshing of a Cuppe. — vi^ef. 

Item the dressing up of a Goblit for Maumsey, and a Square Salte 
with a Cruyse of silvar and parcell gilte. — ij«. iiiji. 


Item the dressing up of two Cruyses, xij sponnes with squai'e 
Kuoppis for the dressing up — iij«. 

Item deliverjd to ray said Lorde by Maister Devnyae the xxiiij daye 
of December anno xviij®. for the Christnyng of therle of Rutlandea Son 
at Euvilde oone gilte Cuppe with a cover poiss. xxxv oz. iij qrt. the oz. 
vjj. — viij7. xviij«. ixc?. 

Item deliverid the xijth daye of March an. xviijo. vj new Spice 
Platis of silvar and gilte poiss. all togeder cxx oz. d. the oz. vs. iiij^. in 
money. — xxxij^. ijs. viijrf. 

Item deliveryd oone gilte Candilsteke withe a long high Noose 
poiss. XXV oz. the oz. making and gilding xxd. — xlJ5. viijr?. 

Item deliverid the xij daye of Aprell the dressing up of a gilte 
Leyar. — ij«. 

Item the new dressing uppe of a Bason and twoo Ewers parcell gilte 
and making my Lordis Amies. — iij«. iiijcf. 

Item the bumyshing and booUing of v greate Bools withe a Cover 
Strekyn withe Martletts at Christemas anno xviijo — vj». viijrf. 

Item the dressing uppe of v Potts withe a Cover. — ij<. 

Item the burnyshing up of a litill Potte gilte. — iiij<f. 

Item the bumyshing of a Bason and a Ewar. — xvjcf. 

Item the bumyshing of vj Boolls withe a Cover. — iij«. iiijef. 

Item deliveryd to my said Lorde the xxth daye of October anno 
xviijo. by thandis of Mr. Docter Allyn a great Seale of Silvar for my 
Lordis Prerogatyve poiss. vij oz. iij qrt. the oz. iij». vjcf. in money 
xxvij«. jrf. ob. the making iij/. Sum. — iiij/. vij«. ]d. ob. 

Item deliveryd the dressing uppe and boilling and bumyshing of 
twoo Flagons and mending the Cheynes and Stoppells agenst my 
Lordis going over Sey into Frannce the iijde daye of July anno, xix^, — 
vj«. viijc?. 

Item the dresing up of twoo Watar Potts parcell gilte. — iij». iiijrf. 

Item the dressing up of iij pise Boolls withe a Cover. — iiij«. 

Item paid for the Barge hyar and Cartis to Hampton Courte when 
the Frfnche Ambassadours were there for conveying of sartaigne Plate, 
that is to saye, for Barge hyar to and frome xs. and iij mens charges 
wayting upon the same v«. and for a Carte to and frome vj». viijd. and 
iiij mens charges going and comyng withe the said Carte, iijs. iiijcf. — 

Item the mending and new gilding of the Lyd of a greate gilte 
Ewar the xj day of Aprell anno xix°. — xiij«. iiijti. 
Sum totalis of this acompte due to 
me Eobt Amadas amountethe « 
to xiij xvjZ. xvijs. vd. q. 

The Long House, Saffron Walden, W. E. Layton, p.aA. 



Trees Planted by the Riveb. By Frances A. Bevan. London : James Nisbet 
and Co. — At first sight this somewhat rexnarkable book may seem to have no bearing^ 
upon the range of subjects that fall under the special purview of the E<ut Arifflian. 
Tnis impression is at once dispelled by words in the preface which record the simple 
fact that no small part of the oook (written with the avowed desire of speaking to the 
heart in the great awakenings and manifestations of medieval saints) is concerned 
with the life of S. Julian of Norwich, the voluminous extracts being taken from the 
writings of Gertrude Von Hackeborne (who wrote more than 600 years since) and 
Serenus de Cressy. The rest of the book relates to a like minded contemporary, 
Richard Rolle. It is in this connection that Mrs. Bevan recounts, by a lengthy but 
eminently satisfactory digression, some striking facts in reference to what was well 
nigh an international movement, the Gonfratemitv of Church Builders or " Building 
Tabernacles " (taking the latter word in its literal sense) as they were called, a body 
which received considerable impetus when, at the close of the 13th century, the 
clerical element almost entirely ceased to bear the burden which hitherto it had 
mainly borne, of doing the work of the artificer and that at a time when mechanical 
appliances were little known. From Western Europe these Waldensian builders, 
"lovers of the work," answered the call to our English ttiwns, they built for God as 
well as for man. The time came when thev found extreme satiRfaction in ** expressing 
in stone^ by a language of symbols, that wnich they dared not (as a persecuted body) 
express m speech or writing." This aspect of early Church Building by a community 
of this character is scarcely recognised, and may come as a surprise to not a few. The 
occupants of the Anchoresses cell in the cliurchyard of S. Julian. Norwich, showed 
how that she was the subject of special revelation from God, and the workings of her 
innermost soul, in her converse with others, as well as with herself, are displayed in 
expressions of singpilar power and beauty. We could wish for no better summary of 
the life of this saintly woman than that so ably given by^ Mrs. Bevan in her most 
refreshing volume. For ourselves we have turned to it again and again with renewed 
interest, anticipating still further pleasure from a frequent perusal. We should be 
very glad to learn how far Mrs. Bevan is warranted m concluding that during the 
time of the Lady Julian's seclusion, when in the course of the great influx of the 
Church Builders, to which allusion has been made, one set of the brethren succeeded 
another, Norwich became a haven of rest not only to Flemish weavers but to Waldensian 
community builders. Thii seems to be a point of considerable interest and importance. 

Cjesab in Surrey, Miodlksex, and Herts., also Watuno Street in Surrey 
AND Middlesex. By H. F. Napper. London : Henry Gray.— This is a pamphlet of 
ten pages by a writer who has given much attention to the subject of Roman Roads, 
&C., in England. If Mr. Napper's opinions do not meet with very wide acceptance, 
it is certainly not due to a want of acquaintance with the^ general subject, but we 
have sometimes been forced to the conclusion that further insist into the surroimdings 
of precise localities would occasionally have led to a considerable modification of 
views. Anyhow the points raised in this tract will furnish those who are interested 
in the subject with food for thought. 

The Gentleman's Magazine Libbart. Edited by G. L. Gomme, F.8.A. 
Eeelesiology. Edited by F. A. Milne, m.a. London : Elliot Stock. 1894.— This is one 
of the most attractive volumes of this admirable series. The entire classification falls 
under the three heads of Early Church Building, Church Interiors, and Church 
History, by far the largest portion being devoted to the interiors, including Parochial 
Churches generally, mural paintings, rood-lofts and screens, confessionals, low-side 
windows, chantries, sculpture, tiles, stained glan, bells, or^^s, &c., ko. In the 
Church History section, under the heading "Cathedrals prior to the Civil Wars," 
there is a resumi of the curious account we owe to the "Captain Lieutenant and 
Ancient," who took their journey from Norwich to visit the Cathedral Cities {vide 
S, A.f Vol. IL, p. 5, et, icq.) It also comprises the well-known series of articles on 
Cathedral Schools, the outcome of loving devotion on the part of the late Misa 
Hackett to Cathedral Choristers. There was a time, not very remote, when any life 
possessed by our Cathedrals was due more to its "Service of Song" than anything 
else, and ^ret, nothing could be more striking than the indifference of the chapter to 
the condition of the Choristers compared with the express or implied wishes of the 
founders, a state of things not altogether of the past The " Documentary History 
of English Cathedrals " also is a useful compilation. 



Some years ago I contributed a note to the East Anglian (Vol. m., 
pp. 268-270), on the probability that these two rounded hills were the 
meeting place of the Things of Suffolk, one for the shire, and the other 
for the hundred (Blything). The language in which the note was 
written is perhaps too positive, but I have since met with no reason to 
change the opinion. It may be interesting to some readers who do not 
know the spot to have a representation of the elevations that bear this 
remarkable name of " Dingle Great Hill " and " Dingle Little Hill." *The 
adjacent farm has a similar designation, " Dingle Farm." 

etiMTtrinik itosyfr^' _ij^ qXculSS^^ 

It will be seen that they are two elevations close together, and they 
are surrounded by flat land, except to the S.W. (to the left in the figure), 
where a narrow valley separates them from the rising ground covered 
with wood. They are sketched from the shore, that is from the East, 
and behind them a broad flat valley intervenes between them and the 
distant hills of " West wood." They thus precisely conform to the general 
conditions of the spots that are known to have been meeting places of the 
" Thing." Moreover the adaptation to the purpose must then have been 
more conspicuous than now. Dunwich, two miles and a half away, was 
at the end of a small arm of the sea, which intervened between this 
part of the shore and a promontory. There is strong reason to believe 
that the extension of land beyond Dunwich was not directly out to sea, 
but towards the north-east, and a thousand years ago it must have 
reached almost, if not beyond, the position of Dingle, while at an earlier 
time its extremity must have been almost opposite Southwold. On 
the high ground at the end of this arm of the sea, the city of 
Dunwich was situated. The promontory opposite Dingle may have 
well been the seat of the traditional "East wood," opposite "West 
wood/' which is seen beyond Dingle. Of the height of the land in 
these prominences of the former coast, there is abundant evidence in 
the present indications that small valleys give of the course of streams 
from them, towards the mainland. Such an estuary must have been 
unrivalled on the coast of East Anglja as a safe anchorage and landing 
place.^ The stream that enters the sea at the place corresponding to 

* This may have been the " wic " which led the town by the wood " Waldburig " to 
become " Waldburigswic," Walberawic 


its head, still dignified with the name of ^'Dunwich River," was, we 
know, even three centuries ago, deep and broad enough to receive 
fishing boats. It must have accommodated larger vessels a few 
centuries earlier, when Dunwich exceeded any other port on the coast 
in importance. Still earlier, when the promontory gave secure pro- 
tection for perhaps two or three miles, the conditions must have been 
such as to make it, of necessity, the chosen centre of invasion and 
explain its predominance as the capital of East Anglia. Still further 
back, the conditions still more favourable with the greater extent of 
the protecting land, explain its vast importance in Roman times. With 
this vast sinus of the sea, the Roman town at its head seems so perfectly 
to fulfil the required conditions, that it is difficult not to cling to the 
opinion, not yet extinct, that it was " Sitomagus," and also difficult not 
to agree with the very few who think that the name was really Sinomagus. 
Certainly no more perfect correspondence of name and place could be. 
The question is itself beyond my scope, and I should not allude to it^ 
had not the opinion had the support, in the past, of very high authorities. 
"^ The Rev. Isaac Taylor, as mentioned in the previous note, had 
suggested that the meeting-place of the Suffolk ''Thing" was in the 
Hundred of Thingoe. Since, however, it was to some suggestions in his 
''Words and Places" that I was indebted for the preception of the 
probable significance of the name Dingle, I have brought the evidence 
under his notice. On consideration he regards the opinion as at least 
tenable. His chief difficulty was the possibility that these Dingle hiUs 
were masses of shingle, and that it is to this word that the name is due. 
This, however, they are not. They are outlying masses of crag, of 
which is composed also the slopes of all the rising ground at the sides of 
the valleys. The latter are occupied by alluvium, and there is no doubt 
that, as the Dingles are now, so they must have been for at least two 
thousand years. 


Suffolk Artists. — I regret very much that my query (Vol. iv., 
N.8., p. 206), has not borne fruit, as I think the subject one of 
general interest. As a small addition to the History of Artists in 
Suffolk, I send the following curious announcement I find in "The 
Suffolk Mercury, or St Edmund's Bury Post," of Monday, Sept. 20, 

"Whereas a false Report was of late maliciously raised and 
reported, that Robert Cardinall, Portrait Painter, never was under the 
Direction of Sir Godfrey Kneller, to Copy and draw Pictures, he the 
said Robert Cardinall doth hereby affirm and declare, that in the year 
1698 he was Introduced to the said Sir Godfrey Kneller, by Thomas 
Goodall late of Bernards Inn in London, Esq ; since deceased, and 
Jonathan Perry late of Bury St. Edmund's in the County of Suffolk, 
Gent, also deceased, where the said Robert Cardinall, oopyed for several 



Tears under the said Sir Godfrey Kneller, notwithstanding which, a 
certain Envious Person hath declared the contrary to divers Gentlemen 
of the said Robert Cardinall's perticular Acquaintance, although the 
said Person dares not to assert it in the Presence of the said Robert 
Cardinall, any more than he dares presume to paint with him.'' 



(Extracted from 

No. V. (Canduded). 
^Ifonarum Inquintiones in Curia Scacearii Temp. 
Regis Edioardi IW) 

Hundr' Db Hoxmii 

Jofeis de Willebegh Rici de Wynggefeld Jofiis Gameys Jofiis Huberd 

Witti le Rous RoBti de Pishal Rogi de Blount Witti de Chebenhall 

RoBti Osebem Witi'i fiP Johis Benedci Paynok Henr' de Freton Alan' Cach 

Jo!lis de Mendhm Jotiis Child Willi Wente Hug* Fisk Ed mi de Saxham 

Job Stalonn 
Joh Baret 
Henr* Teddyng 
Sem Godyng 

RoBm Anneys 
Wittm le Barker 
Willm deecctia 
Ad le Moy 

Alanu Cach 
Joh le Smith 
Rohm le Lord 
Joh Colt 


Laur' de RakUm 
Wittm Calwere 
Wittm le Writhe 
Joh' Kech 

Wittm dil Haghthom 

Fresyngfeld Abb*is 
Joh' Barebour 
Hug' Fissch 
Fresyngfeld Joh'is de 
Rogmle Baxf e 
Alexm le Chapman 

Godwyn'deUuntyngfeld Joh' le Barbour 
WiUm del Chaumbre Joh' de Brokedissch 

Rogm Doget 

Joh' Child 
Wittm Wente 
Joh' le Fool 
Joh' W'lfrich 


Jofem de Wirlyngworth Thorn Bordemale 

Wittm Pollyng 
Godmannii Pope 
Petr' Rolf 

Rogm Gameys 
Joh Clouttyng 
Joh Banyard 
Hug' Hannyle 
Joh Balston 
Galfr* Crisp 

Wittm de Southwode 
Thoin le Barker 
Thorn fil' Walt 
Thoin de Lyster 
Joh' le Lixtere 

Fresyngfeld AbVis 
Nich'm Launce 
Math'm Davy 
Joh' Sutheman 
Rogm le BaxFe 
Rohm Swift 

Rogm Arnold 

Joh' Roys 
Simon Alkok 
William Wyket 
Steph'm Bonde 

Sah'm Monaeh* 
Ad Hotte 
Ad le Neuman 
Joh' Hindeman 
Walt Gode 

Tatyngton cu* 
RoBm de Parker 
Wittm le TaiUour 
Thoin Frost 
Joh' de Bray 

[No names] 


Rogm de Neweburn 
Job' Norman 
Henr' T'gys 

Galfr' Erl 
Ric' Skarf' 

Galfr' le Reo 
EoBm Swille 
Witt Clej 
Joh Nicbole 
Rogm Warde 
Ad le Reve 

Tbom Pole 

Galfr' Basely 
Ad Alricb 
Rogm Aleyn 

Tbom le Tower 
Wittm fil Walft 
Wittm Norman 
Henr' Hartuck 
Steyfe Boker 

Silh!m cu* £$h*m 


Wittm Wareys 

Thoin Alkok 
Rogm Staumpe 

Job' Joye 
JacoB le Scbepb'de 
RoBm Jurdon 
Job' Bunt 

Job'em Alkyn 
Tbom Alkyn 
Rogm Staumpe 

Job' Torp 
Job' Evwak 
Job' Hane 

Chrut*» Coll., Cambridge, 

Charles S. Partridge. 


I bave been interested in Mr. G. F. Beaumont's paper, printed 
in tbe July number of tbe Ea$t Anglian, in wbicb it is proposed 
and attempted to be sbown tbat the bome of Queen Boadicea and tbe 
Britisb town of Camalodunum were on tbe western side of tbe county 
of Essex ; in tbe course of searching for proofs to contest tbis idea I 
bave come to tbe conclusion tbat in all probability tbe true site of tbis 
Britisb town bas never yet been suspected or examined. 

In examining several maps I by cbance noticed tbat in some old 
maps a decided island is shewn lying in the river between Maldon and 
Heybridge, and over this island the causeway is shown which runs 
between these two places (and in passing it may be safely affirmed tbat 
tbe causeway was not made by the Britons, but was a Roman work). 

At the Heybridge end of this causeway Roman coins, and also 
pottery were found many years ago ; but it does not appear that any 
other part of this island bas ever been examined ; and when we consider 
that above 1800 years have elapsed since the destruction of Camalodunum 
by Boadicea, there has been ample time for any remains of tbat 
destruction, if existing on this island, to have become buried in tbe soil 
several feet deep. 

It was stated in the paper tbat during the progress of tbe late 
drainage works at Maldon, no Britisb or Roman remains had been 
found there ; but this is not surprising ; for Maldon is evidently a new 
foundation altogether on tbe mainland, and moreover not at all tbe sort 
of locality tbe Britons would choose for a settlement, for it would be 
* The Romans called it Camalodanum ; {see Roman inacription, Camden, Eatex,) 


unprotected ; but the island is exactly such a situation as they would 
choose for a secure dwelling place, surrounded by water. 

The Romans having captured this island town proceeded to make it 
useful by placing a garrison of old soldiers there ; and also raised some 
important buildings and works ; but after the town had been destroyed 
by Boadicea, it did not appear to them such a situation as they required 
for their purposes ; and consequently they did not care to reinstate it ; 
but abandoned it altogether, and apparently chose out a new locality 
better suited to their purposes at Colchester ; and there they established 
and erected a new town, strongly fortified in their best manner, and 
placed in it a Roman colony, with a strong garrison to keep the Britons 
in check ; and this sort of policy it may be seen they adopted in several 
other localities, where they erected and established similar new fortresses 
and camps, such as Winchester, Dorchester, Gloucester, Cirencester, and 
many others. 

The destruction of Camalodunum by Boadicea was a.d. 61. The 
next we hear of it is that this place was visited a.d. 120 by the Emperor 
Hadrian and his son-in-law Antoninus, in their ninth Iter (they had 
previously visited Colchester in their fifth Iter), and it may be fairly 
assumed this ninth journey was taken from the capital of Boadicea to see 
other localities connected with her, such as this town (then in ruins) 
which had been captured successively by the Emperor Claudius and the 
Queen ; and also the camp, somewhere southward of Camalodunum, 
occupied by Aulus Plautius during the winter, when he was waiting for 
the Emperor to come and finish the conquest of Britain. From this 
camp they proceeded to inspect the camp, and also the scene of the 
defeat, of the Queen and her army at Durolitum, in the locality of 
Epping and Layton. 

After this we read that Edward, the son of Alfred, repaired Maldon, 
or Maledune, which had been ravaged by the Danes, and fortified it with 
a castle ; and this implies that a new town with a Saxon name had been 
founded and established, at some previous time, on the site of the 
present town ; and in this new founded town no doubt all the available 
building materials to be found on the site of the ancient town were 
carried away and made use of for the new work ; and at the time of the 
Domesday survey it is stated that the King had considerable property 
in it, which had, no doubt, been the property of the Saxon prince who 
reinstated the town damaged by the Danes. Now inasmuch as the 
existing town stands on the south bank of the river, and no British or 
Roman remains tiave been found there during the drainage works, it 
may be safely affirmed that this existing town stands on a new spot, and 
not on the site of the ancient Camalodunum. Then if this be the fact| 
and no effectual examination has ever been made of the island portion 
in the river, which may now (for I know nothing of the locality) be 
mere pasture land, it appears most desirable in the interest of archseology 
that a thorough search and investigation should be made of this island 


portion, which was most likely the actual site of the destroyed town. 
There must have been strong and solid foundations for the Roman 
buildings said to have been erected at Camalodunum ; but it is not 
likely that the builders of the new town would take the trouble to 
unearth and carry away all the foundations, and therefore the most 
prudent course to adopt would be to proceed by probing the soil with an 
iron punch, in search of any foundations or other remains which may 
yet exist there, and if anything is found by such means, then to pursue 
a further and regular search. 

And the camp of Aulus has never yet been discovered, although it 
must have been a work of considerable magnitude for the army he had, 
and 1 cannot conceive what could be the object of the visit to Canonium 
unless it were this. Canewdon has been cited as the site of Canonium ; 
but this village seems to be too far from the site of the next station (say 
Widford for Caesaromagus), unless there be an error in the numeral xii. 
It does sometimes occur that the second strokes are made to look like V, 
and vice-versa. But I think the Roman works at Canewdon can hardly 
be extensive enough for Aulus' camp. Canewdon is described to be a 
large parish ; therefore it may contain the site of Aulus' camp without its 
being at the village. 

These investigations may furnish useful and pleasant occupation for 
some Essex archaeologists. 

Loxtvood, Sussex, H. F. Nappbr. 


No. V. • 
Hilary 44 Elizabeth, 

79. Christopher Savadge plat. <) Thomas Sympson «) Mary his Wife 
defs. of a messuage <) land in Little Waltham. 

80. Jane Fisher Wid. plat. ^ Thomas Quedwell def of a messuage 
in Great Henny, Lammarshe <) Middleton. 

81. John Brigge plat <) Edmund Wythepoll knt. r) Frances his 
Wife dels, of a messuage ^ land in Walcomstowe ats Walthampstowe ats 
Walthimstowe ats Walthamstowe. 

82. Charles Tavor plat. ^ Thomas Seamer def of a messuage ^ 
land in Ramsden Belhouse r) Downeham. 

83. William Thurgood plat. «) Ric. Dowsett <) Sarah his Wife defe. 
of land in Northweald Bassett. 

84. Henry Lylford plat. ^ Chris. Wright ^ Helen his Wife defs. of 
land in Felsted. 

85. Edward Rimham* plat. ^ John Barons <) Agnes his Wife defs. 
of a messuage in Walden. 

86. John Clarke plat. <) Edmund Wythepoll knt. ^ Frances his 
Wife defe. of a messuage <) land in Walcomstowe ats Walthamstowe. 

*Qj, RumhAm. 


87. Thomas Clenche arm. plat. <) George Hcrninge <) Anne Haminge 
Wid. def. of messuages in Parish of St Runwald in Colchester. 

88. Thomas Fowler arm. plat, i^ John Scott arm. ^ Sarah his Wife 
def. of a moiety of a messuage in Barkinge <^ Ripleside. 

89. Wm. Luckjn plat ^ Edward Pjnohon i) Mirabell his Wife defs. 
of land in Great Baddowe. 

90. George Martyn plat i) Robert Cowper i) Anne his Wife def. of 
a messuage <) land in Great Bromley. 

91. John Legate gent, plat <) Wm. Dry wood gent, Thomas c^ 
Lewis Drywood gents. ^ Ann Drywood Wid. defs. of land in Gt Warley. 

92. Robert Fullnetby arm. plat. ^ William Bradbury gent ^ 
Thomas Bradbury gent defs. of Manor of Catmer Hall <) of messuages,^ 
lands, rents, &o in LitUebury ^ Stretthall. ^ 

93. Richard Durrant plat. <) Edmund WythepoU knt i) Frances 
his Wife def of land in Wolcomstowe ats Walthamstowe. 

94. Richard Dryver <) John Hoode jur. plat ^ John Hoode sen. <) 
Agnes his Wife defs. of a messuage in Halsted. 

95. John Hindes ^ Grace his Wife ^ Wm. Chaundler plats. <^ 
Edward Master <) Letice his Wife de&. of messuages <) land in Thaidon 
Oamon ^ Thaidon Boies. 

96. John Parke plat <) Stephen Sybley <) Mary his Wife defe. of 
messuages in Barky nge. 

97. John Duniing arm. <) John Legate gent, plats. ^ Thomas 
Legate gent Wm. Drywood gent Morgan Allen Thomas Drywood 
Lewes Drywood <) Anne Drywood Wid. defs. of a messuage ^ land in 
Great Warley ^ Cranham. 

98. Christopher Leader plat. <> Thomas Byrd <) Anne his Wife def. 
of a messuage in Walden. 

99. Lancelote Vaux plat. ^ Peter George <) Judith his Wife defs. of 
a messuage i) land in Westham. 

100. Stephen Holman plat <) Michael Ingram def. of a messuage 
in Brentwood <) Southweild. 

101 . James Askewe gent. <) Sir Edmund WythepoU knt. ^ Frances 
his Wife defs. of messuages ^ land in Walcomstowe ats Walthamstowe. 

102. Edward Rawlins gent, plat ^ Thomas Rawlins arm. <) Mary 
his Wife ^ John Rawlings gent def. of messuages a mill ^ land in Raleigh 
ats Reyleigh. 

103. John Castle plat <) Wm. Brewer ^ Agnes his Wife, Ric. 
Brewer ^ Ismel Brewer defs. of messuages ^ land in Westilbury. 

104. Ric. Cannon gent, plat ^ James Wortham <) Frances his Wife 
defs. of land in Rottendon <) Southaningtield. 

'105. Thomas Goodden plat ^ Thomas Free ^ Isabel his Wife def. 
of a messuage ^ shops in Chelmsford. 

106.^ Wm. Beriff gent. <) Thomas Waldegrave arm. <) Mary his 
Wife Thomas Waldegrave gent son. ^ heir apparent of the said Thomas 
Waldegrave arm. plat, r) Wm. Fysher <) Ann his Wife defs. of a barn <) 
land in Bures St. Mary. 


107. Ric. Luther gent. ^ Anthony Luther gent, plats. ^ Wm. 

Bradbury of Littlebury arm Bradbury of Littlebury gent. defs. of 

a moiety of Manor of Langley ats Langley Hall ^ messuages lands ^ 
rents in Langley. 

108. El5zeum Markant plat. ^ Wm. Markant gent. Edmund 
Markant gent, c^ John Markant gent def. of wood in Chiche St. Osithe. 

109. Wm. Cecill arm. John Baker arm. Thomas Horseman arm. 
^ Thomas Colepeper arm. plat. ^ Sir Thomas Cecill k.g. Lord Burghley 
^ Dorothy his Wife def. of a messuage ^ land in Gestingthorpe ats 
Gestingforthe ats Gesthorpe, Bulmer Belchampe, Walter Gosfield, 
Wetherfeild ^ Heningham Syble. 

110. Joseph Man ^ Edward Whythedd plat. ^ John Sorrell «) 
Henry Sorrell defs. of messuages <) land in Olde Salynge <) Little Salynge. 

111. Thomas Dacres arm. plat, <) Edmund West arm. ^ Wm. 
West arm. def. of Manor of Amberdenhall ats Amerdenhall <) messuages 
lands J rents, view of frank pledge ^ in Amerden Sepden ats Sebden. 

112. Thomas Mildemaye senr. arm. Thomas Mildemaye junr. gent. 
<) Henry Mildemaye gent. plat. <) John Brett c) Agnes his Wife defs. of a 
mess, mills ^ land in Maldon ^ Laligeforde. 

113. Thomas Frenche plat. ^ Thomas Fy tche ^ Elizabeth his Wife ^ 
Richard Fytche J Alice his Wife defs. of a messuage in Steeple Bumpsted. 

114. John Duming arm. John Legate gent. plat. <) Wm. Dry wood 
gent. Wm. Drywood Clerk in H.O. George Drywood Clerk in H.O. 
Thomas Drywood gent. Lewis Drywood gent. ^ Ann Drywood Wid. defs. 
of laud in Great Warley <) Craneham. 

115. Henry Smythe arm. ^ Wm. Smythe arm. plat, c) James 
Wilsforde arm. ^ Anne his Wife defs. of Manors of Queuden ats Quenton 
^ Rickling ^ of messuages lands rents ^ in Quenden. 

116. John Westley c) Wm. St . . . . ♦ Pepper gent. ^ Barbary 

his Wife Thomas Scott ^ Elenam his Wife <) John Chote <) Margaret . . . 
land in Thaxsted <) Sheeple Bumpsted. 

117. Thomas Hassoulde plat <) Thomas Leuys ^ Mary his Wife 
Robert Ally <) Thomas Holmes <) Mary his Wife defs. of messuage ^ land 
in Little Watham. 

(To he continued. J 

Preaching Licences. — It may be well to place on record, that in 
tlie published lists and volumes of State Papers, the only one noted 
to contain Preaching Licences is volume 321. But in volumes 308 — 
311 there are almost as many licences as there are in volume 321, 
and a considerable proportion of these refer to Cambs., Essex, Norfolk, 
and Suffolk. There are also many applications and receipts for 

Charing Cross Hospital W. M. I'almer. 

* Calendar supplies Christopher. 




The church is a small building dedicated to the Blessed Virgin^^ 
and comprising chancel with modem vestry, nave, and south-west tower. 
The eastern angles of the nave show some Saxon " long and short " 
work, and the now disused north doorway, and a small widely splayed 
window in the north wall, are of Early Norman date. The tower is 
decorated, as also the west nave window. Other windows are 
perpendicular. The church was restored a few years back, and new 
windows inserted in the chancel. In the spandrils of canopy of the 
patron saint's niche in the tower, are shields with a crowned /ID and 
the arms of the Norwich diocese. The belfry door in the interior of 
the church is heavily banded with iron, as if for defence. A plaiia 
hammer-beam roof spans the nave, and there is no chancel arch. Some, 
tracery from the demolished screen formerly did duty as a reredos, but 
has been replaced by a modem painting of the Crucifixion on oak. One 
or two old benches with rough fleur-de-lys-shaped poppy-heads remain 
in the nave. Some of the panels from old pews, dated 1620, were to 
be seen till recently worked up into a " 3-decker " of the old type, but 
the pulpit has now been reduced to more modest proportions. The 
royal escutcheon of "C"- R." is affixed to the nave wall. In the 
chancel there is a piscina in the south wall. A large marble slab in the 
floor bears the matrix of a 16th century figure of a civilian in a long 
gown, with inscription at foot, two shields apparently surmounted by 
small inscriptions at the upper comers of the stone, and at his feet' 
three groups of children — four sons, three daughters, and one daughter.'; 
All this brass has been removed. 

On another slab in the pavement is. this inscription : — Here resteth 
y« Body | of Mr. John Dove, who | Departed this life ye I 1®*- of Aug**- 
1719 I Aged 86. | 

A third marble displays a carved shield: — (Sa.) a fess dancetted 
(or) between three doves close (arg.), beaked and legged gules Dove; 
impaling (or) a chevron erm. between three mullets (gules) all within a 
bordure engrailed (sable, bezanty), Farham, The crest is a dove with 
wings expanded (proper) on a tower (arg.) 

Here lieth the Body of | John Dove, Gent. | who departed this 
Life I the 13^ of March 1753 | Aged 75 Years. | and also the Bodies of 
I Thomas and Penelope, | Father and Mother of the | above said John 
Dove. I 

Until lately the south chancel window contained the arms of Bacon^ 
with Temple in pretence, but they disappeared under restoration. 

The east window has this inscription in glass : — To the Glory of 
Grod and in loving memory of | Frances Eliza Barry, this window waa 
dedicated | by her husband and children August 8^ 1891. | 


A brass plate on the reading desk is inscribed : — For the Service of 
God, I and in loving memory of Hannah Tilley. 

The last rector is buried in the churchyard, close by the priest's 
door of chancel, with this inscription : — + In loving memory of | 
William Hamilton Attwood tSl years Rector | of this Parish I who died 
n^ February 1879, aged 74. | 

H. W. Birch. 

CoLMAN Family. — I recently bought a Deed, dated 30th Auguati 
1688, between Thomas Colman of Wymondham, gent, and Quinborow 
his wife, the late wife and relict of John Colman, late of Great 
Yarmouth, chirurgeon, deceased, and Edward Colman of London, 
merchant) eldest sou of the said John Colman and Quinborow, and heir- 
at-law of the said John Colman of the one part, and Ann Cufaud of 
London, widow, and Peter Busby of King's Lynn, gent., and Joanna, 
his wife, the said Ann and Joanna being two of the daughters of the 
said John Colman and Quinborow, of the other part. 

It is a conveyance of a messuage, shop, cellar, <&c., of Mathew 
Burr, grocer, of Great Yarmouth, next Common Rows on the north and 
south parts, and abutting Middlegate Street on the west. 

This Deed is an interesting one, as showing some connection 
between the Colmans of Wymondham, who were the ancestors of J. J. 
Colman, Esq., M.P., of Carrow, and also from the fact that the seals have 
a coat of arms, a lion rampant. 

I have sent the Deed to the Carrow Library, but make this 
memorandum to prevent any question arising hereafter as to how it 
got there. 

Walter Ryb. 


Wbsterfibld, Co. Suffolk. 

Family of Glanvillb, or Glanfibld {See Vol. iv., p. 216). 

1716 Mary dr. of John & Mary Glandfield, Sepr. 2. 

1718 Johnson „ July 18. 

1719 EUzabethdr. „ Jany. 9. 

1711 Francis Glandfield of Tattingstone widower k Mary Sorrel of the same widow, 

Sepr. 24. 
1726 John Glandfield widower & Grace Woods single both of this Parish, Sepr. 25. 
1789 John Glandfield widower & Elizabeth Haywood widow both of this Pariah, 

May 18. 
1725 Mary wife of John Glandfield, Octr. 26. 
173f Grace Wife of John Glandfield, Octr. 24. 

1766 John Glandfield, June 15. 

1767 Elizabeth Glandfield, April 24. 


GosBBCK, Co. Suffolk. 

1641 darah dr. of ThomM & Anne Glandfield, Novr. 16. 

1645 John son „ Sepr. 28. 

1646 John „ Octr. 25. 

1645 John son of Thomas & Annie Glandfield, Deer. 1. 

Barking, Co. Suffolk. 

1645 Dorothy dr. of widow Glanvile of Needham, March 29. 

1643 Theophilns Glanvile k Elisa Neave, Octr. 3. 
1718 William Marrell of Greeting S. Mary & Eliz. Glanfell, Octr. 7 

1675 Thomas son of Thomas Glanvile, Deer. 1. 
1677 Thomas Glanvile felt-maker, Jany. 9. 
1689 Sarah Glanfield widow, July 11. 

Gt. Blakbnham, Co. Suffolk. 

1628 Edward Glanfield A; EUzabeth Barker were married Nov. 12. 

Stonham Aspal, Co. Suffolk. 

1708 Mary Glandvil widow, buried Augt. 11. 
1718 Margery Glandvil widow, buried Augt. 18. 

RusHMBRB, St. Andrkw, Co. Suffolk. 

1774 Joice Glanfield was buried Novr. 1. 


1682 George Glanfield k Marv Medowe were married July 31. 
"*' ry Medowe was a daughter of William Medowe of 

GrysaellJliB wif e (daughter of John Mynter of Witnesham Hall) k was 

[Mary Medowe was a daughter of William Medowe of Witnesham Hall by 

Gryssell his wife (daughter of John M-"*'*- -"* ""'** — -^ tt-ii\ u —— 

bom at Coddenham February 12, 1597.] 


1609 Jane Glanfield was baptised Deer. 10. 

1608 Edmund Glandfield k Jane Wave were married Octr. 25. 

1715 Robert Glandfield k Elizabeth Page were married March 1. 

1717 Robert Glanville was buried July 19. 

1721 Esther Glanville was buried March 19. 

Henley Vicarage^ Ipswich. Wm. C. Pbarson. 

Woodwork from Waiaokbn Church, Norfolk. — Last July I saw 
in the Museum of the York Philosophical Society some carved and 
painted woodwork, which came originally from the above church. It 
had been rescued by a York antiquary from a market place in the fen 
country. I do not think it could have been in the Museum long, for it 
was not mentioned in the catalogue. It appeared to me to represent 
the bust of a king, and resembled the figures which we see — in pictures 
— on the prows of the ships of the Norsemen. I know nothing about 
the value of these things, but it seems to me, that what was worth 
preserving in York Museum, was worth preserving, if not in Walsoken 
Church, at least somewhere in Norfolk. 

Charing Crou Hospital. W. M. Palmbr. 



9 May 1659. Assembly. 

"Agreed that the Surveyors of the Northward shall alter the 
bridge & Tume the Water att Maiors Comer that the Water May Runn 
downe the Lane. 

"Whereas It is Certainlie Reported that the Losse yt^^ the 
Inhabitants of Southwold in this Countie Susteyned by Reason of A 
violent fl&re the 25® April doe Amounte unto ffortie Thousand Powndes 
& Upwards It is theruppon ordered that there shalbe A Collection 
throughout this towne And that M^ Bayliifes shall sende out Warrants 
to the Collectors of the se&all jpishes herafter named And allsoe shall 
send to the seSall Ministers of this towne order for the declaringe of the 
same And allsoe desire the said Ministers to stir upp their se&all 
Congregations to A ffree & Volentarie beneuowlenoe ffor the Releife of 
the said Poor distressed People. 

£for Margaretts jpish. John Moodie, John Colman genP, Anthony Boggas 
ffor Lawrence pish. Henrie Whitinge genP, M^^. Robt Day, sefi. Mr Tho. 

flfor Hellens pish. M"" Wade tfe M"" Cumberland. 

Sbr the Key pish. M"" Tho. Wright, M*" Antho. Philjipps <k M*" Denton. 

Peters pish. M J ohn Cole, George Raymond <b Josheph Hubberd. 

Clem*" pish Mj Tho. Wright sen. Sam. Tye & Edward Holton. 

Stoake M*". Isaacke Daye, Thomas Passhall & M' W"* 

Nich: Mr Rich. Clopton Edward Martin & Michael 

Elmes Samuell Quinton & Willm Solomon. 

Mathewes Peter Aldus, Richard Wilder & Willm Hart 

Tower M*" Myles Wallis, M'^ Gosnold & M"" Maninge. 

Stephens. M*- Ralph Noone, M' Windew & Phill Dodd." 

i 30 May 1659. Assembly. 

' " Ordered that If Jeremiah Wood shall paie in all the Rents that 
are in arreare to this towne to the se&all tresurers & Receivers att or 
before the 24o June next And allsoe bringe in some other securitie then 
nowe he hath for the better Payment of his Rent & pformance of his 
Coveniits that then entrie shalbe made uppon the Messuage & Lands in 
bis occupacon & the same seized into the hands of the towne. 

"Ordered that M' Manuell Sorrell Mr Thomas Wright thelder 
M«- Miles Wallis Mr Henrie Gosnold M*" TJios Wright the Yonger shaU 
goe & Veiwe & see the house att Maidens Graue belonginge to the 
Towne & agree- w?» M*" Thomas Wilkinson for the Repaier of the said 


house And for A lease therof to be made to him And to make Reporte 
of their doeings to the Assemblye. 

*' Ordered that M^ Nathaniell Bacon shalbe added to the Comittee 
about Captaine Reads bissines And to doe therein accordinge to the 
former Oitier. 

"Agreed that M*^ Henry Wickham shalbe ppounded to the next 
Great Court for to be Schoole mastor of the ffree Schoole of this towne 
beinge A pson Comended to the towne from the Comittee Appointed to 
Inquire out A schoolemaster And allsoe fro M'* Nathaniell Bacon <fe 

" Ordered that the^ monies collected for Southwold shalbe paid into 
M^ Bailifiis to Remayn w^ them untill the same shalbe disposed of. 

"Agreed that the Wardens of M"" Toolies flfoundacon shall viewe 
the sicke houses & examin those that are Inhabitants howe they came 
placed there & what Roomes are wantinge & make Reporte therof to 
the Assemblie." 

2 June 1659. Assembly. 

"Agreed that the Eightt Childeren whoe are nominated to have 
the benefitt of M*" Snowes <k M*" Tylors gift shall have halfe A yeare 
allowed them (endinge att o^ Lady last) And M*" Bailiffes are desired to 
make out Warrants to M*^ Lindfeild the Receiver for the paym* thereof. 
" Agreed that M' Recorder lA^ Brandlinge M*^ Dunkon M^ Sorrell 
M"^ Wallis Mr Gosnold & M^ Griggs or anie three of them are desired to 
make some pposalls for the carieinge o^ & disposinge of the Collection 
that have bin gathered for the poore of Southwold. 

" Agreed that the poore in M^ Smarts houses shall haue A Chaldron 
of Coles each of them efie yeare And that the Renterwardens & W 
Denny shall bringe in pposalls for the managinge of M'* Smarts poore & 
the poore in the sicke houses." 

2 June 1659. Great Court. 

** Agreed that the Assemblie shall haue full Power to Appoynte An 
Attumie to enter uppon the Lands in Jeremy Woods occupacon And 
that A Letter of Attumy shalbe sealed to such ^on as the said 
assemblie shall Appoynt att some pettie Court w^ the Coon Scale of the 
towne And that the Assemblie shall doe further therein As they shall 
thincke ffitt. 

"Agreed that the Assemblie shall haue full power to Leate the 
house & Lands att Maidens Graue to such As they shall thincke ffitt 
under such Rent & Covenants As they agree. 

" Mr. John Aldus havinge sent A Peticon to this Court ffor the 
discharginge of him from being Portman The same being Read It is 
Ordered that it shall not be pposed further att this Court. 

" Agreed that more then one shalbe in nomination for A Schoole- 
master for the ffree schoole of this towne. 

"Agreed that M^ John Keene is Reteyned to be master of the 
ffree Scheie in the Roome of M^ Woodside deceased duringe the Townes 

318 THB BAST anouan; or, 

plesure And to haue the usuell Stipend belonginge to the Schoole (fe 
Latelie Allowed to the sd W Woodside And to doe as he did or should 
haue done And the sd M^ Eeene to haue the dwelling house belonginge 
to the schoole And It is allsoe ordered that M^ Towne Clarke shall enter 
the same." 

6 June 1659. Assembly. 

" Agreed that Whereas Richard Osborne <& Robt Wame were to 
haue pd 600" ffor the Timber As ffolloweth 300" the 24^ June next And 
300" the 240 June 1660. Now uppon the Peticon of the sd Osborne & 
Wame It is Agreed that if they shall put in such securitie As M' Brand- 
linge M^" Dunkon & W Sorrell shall Approve of That then they shall 
haue liBtie untill the 29^ Septefi next to paie the first 300" . 

"At this Meetinge M^ Dunkon M*" Whitinge & M*" Cosens are 
desired to goe to South wold w^ the Mony collected in this Towne & to 
dispose of it for the best Releife for the poore people And to advise 
w^ the Comittee & tresuerers Appoynted there about the same And to 
paie the same As they shall thincke ffitt And one of the sergeants of 
this Towne to goe Alonge w^ them to Carry the mony And their 
Charges to be borne by this towne. 

" Agreed that M^ W^ Hawes shall have 40" allowed him for the 
Repayer of his bame out of his halfe yeares Rent. 

" Agreed that Noe Meter shall goe aboard anie vessel to Meete anie 
Coles Corne or salt untill they have Acquainted M^^ Parkhurst keep of 
the towne house ffirst therew*^ all." 

(To be continued,) 

The Long House, Saffron Walden. W. E. Latton, p.s.a. 

Rood Loft in Guildbn Morden Church, Cambs. — The following 
extract is from Rev. William Cole's Cambridgeshire Church Notes, in 
the British Museum. Addit MS, 5820, p. 65 : — 


August \^t\ 1748. 

The nave is separated from the chancel by the 
finest screen 1 have met with anywhere, being two pews finely adorned 
with nice pillars on each side of the entrance, and a curious canopy over 
aU, which was the rood loft. On each side as you enter the chancel are 
a couple of monkish rhyming verses, but although the said screen is 
painted and curiously carved all about it, yet there are no arms or any 
other device to inform one who was at the expense of it, the verses are 
painted on the sides, breast high, and are as follows, in old text letter : — 
Ad mortem durS* Ihu de me cape curam 
Vitam venturam post mortem redde Mcuram 
Fac me confessum rogo te Deus ante recessum 
Et post decessum celo michi f dirige gressum." 


I visited this church on August 9th last, and found this work of art 
still in existence. It is a decorated rood loft, having, besides the 
inscription given above, the figures of St. Ethelwold and St. Edmund 
painted on it. Each pew has four sides and carved wood work. It is 
worth coming some miles out of one's way to see this relic. Is it 
possible that the wooden screens remaining in most churches are the 
remains — the eastern side in fact — of a similar structure ? 

Charing Cross Hospital W. M. Palmer. 


Pabton Family.— Geo. Borrow, in his "Wild Wales" (ed. 1872, 
p. 112), prints an inscription in Llanfair Church, as follows : — 

" Here lieth interred the body of Ann, wife of Robert Paston, who 
deceased the sixth day of October, Anno Domini 1671. R^ A." 

I cannot trace the couple on any Paston pedigree. Can any one 
help me ? 

Waltbr Ryb. 

Richard Gardner op Mount Amelia (1), Co. Norfolk. — Is anything 
known of the family, ancestors, descendants, or coat of arms of Richard 
Gardner of Mount Amelia (1), Norfolk, living about 1750? Had he a 
daughter named Hannah or Anne, married to a Sir John Maxwell of Pollock? 

Frederick Dulbbp Sinqh. 


Chaucer's connection with East Anglia (p. 258). — This was first 
pointed out by me in a letter to the AthencBum, on the 29 Jany. 1881. I 
subsequently printed a short article on the subject, in the Norfolk 
Antiquarian Miscellany (Vol. u., p. 550), and in the Athenceum of 19 
Nov. 1892, pointed out some possible further clues, which occurred to 
me on the publication of Hardy's Calendar of the Feet of Fines for Middlesex, 
Hampstead, Walter Rte. 

Maud, one of the two daughters and co-heiresses of Sir John 
Burwash, Ent., an ancient family of Bourn, Cambs., who inherited the 
Bacon Manor, married one, Thomas Chaucer. 

R. R 


Thb Lsttsbs op Edwabd Fitzgerald. Two volumes. London : Macmillan 
& Co.— At the request of Mr. George Bentiev, and to the ^ratification of no small 
number of ssrmpathising friends, Professor Aidis Wri|g;^ht of GambricLro, has seen 
these Letters through the press, serarated from the '* Literary Remains.^ They now 
appear in Messrs. Macmillan's " JBrersley Series," with further additions, the latter 

320 THE BAST akouan; or, 

bong chiefly leUen addreaied by Fitzgerald to Mrs. Kemble. In this ooUection of 
lettert, which it need scarcely be said has a special interest for East Anglian readers, 
we are introduced to a select circle of eminent men in whose society it was FifeEgerald's 
pleasare to move. Many are the familiar scenes visited, and numerons the incidents 
related in a s^le alUtf^ethst the writer's own. It will be in the remembrance of our 
readers, that Fitzgerald's " Poor Old Ix>westoft*s Sea-slang," formed an interesting 
contribution, under the tiUe " Sea Words and Phrases along the Suffolk Coast," to 
the former series of the East Anglian (VoL m., pp. 347—363). These Letters hATe 
much to recommend them as an interesting memorial of a Suffolk author widely 
known and esteemed, while they may be taken up at any spare moment with a 
certainty of finding pleasure in the pemsaL An admirable portrait of Fitzgerald 
forms the frontispiece to Vol. i. 

The Gelasian Sacramkntart. Edited, with Introduction, Critical Notes, and 
Appendix, by H. A. Wilson, M.A., Fellow of St. Mair Magdalen Collega. Oxford: 
the Clarendon Press, 8vo., pp. Lxxvm., 400. Two fac-simile plates.— The seventh 
century service book, known as the GMatian Saeramentaryy written almost entirely in 
uncial characters, probably for the use of the Abbey of St. Denis, is recognised as a' 
Htunpcal work of the very highest value and importance. No inconsiderable portion 
is of Gallic ori^n, so that the use of the title, " Liber Sacramentorum Romanse 
Eoclesise," is, stnctiy speaking, to be taken with a proper reservation. Mr. Wilson 
discusses the point at some length in his very able introduction, and conclusively proves 
the existence of similar compikktions with a like titie, before the days of Charlema^e. 
Although, of course, the book has a special interest for churchmen, yet there is so 
much of antiquarian interest in its varied contents, as may be seen by a glance at the 
Index of Subjects, that we do not hesitate to commend the volume from tnis point of 
view. Among the benedictional forms, we notice the benediction of apples, grapes, 
beans, and other fruits of the earth, besides spedal masses to be used in tmie of 
cattle plague, dearth, drought, &c. The volume is exceptionally well edited, and is a 
choice example of the faultless style of the Clarendon Press. It forms a notable 
addition to the increasing number of liturgical texts now so frequentiy studied, and 
this invaluable western service book appears to us to be chief among them all, not only 
in importance, but in respect of general interest. 

KcHOis FROM THE Choir OF NORWICH CATHEDRAL, with an Introduction by 
William Lefroy, d.d., Dean of Norwich. London: Jarrold and Sons.— This is a 
small volume of six sermons, preached at the re-opening services lield in Norwich 
Cathedral, by the Archbishop of Canterbury and others, to which Dr. Lefroy 
contributes an introduction, dealing chiefly with the work of reparation. In the 
progrtss of the work much that was of interest was brought to light, and we are glad 
to learn that " no ancient feature of the church has been interferod with," and "that 
no ancient structural alteration is contemplated." The sermons of the ArchbLshop, 
and Archdeacons Sinclair and Farrar, are full of historical touches, and the 
Foundation of Bishop Herbert dc Loringa is in their hands presented ''in all its 
man'ellous combination of strength, dignity, and beauty." The book forms an 
interesting souvenir of an important event in the history of the Diocese. 

Broad Norfolk : a Series of Articles and Letters re-printed from the EasUm 
Daily Pretty and edited by H. T. Cozens-Hardy. Price Sixpence. London : Jarrold 
and Sons.—" Broad Norfolk," it may be mentioned, is the outcome of a prolonged 
newspaper correspondence on the Provincialisms of the County, although many of 
the examples given are by no means peculiar even to East Anglia. The greater 
number have been already noted by Forby, Moor, and other dialectical writers, but 
there is much that may be regarded in a sense as new material, expressive, quaint, 
and even amusing. One correspondent at least is bold enough to affirm " that a lot of 
nonsense has crept into the correspondence" (as must necessarily be the case when the 
medium of the open columns of a daily newspaper is thus utilised), and he further 
suggests the advisability of allowing a competent tribunal to sift the evidence. This 
is very reasonable, and if it had been acted upon would have considerably reduced the 
hundred odd pages, although for ourselves we are well satisfied with the correspondence 
as it stands. Another writer quotes a characteristic remark of Lord Chief Justice 
Cockbum, who after having had before him as a witness a native marsh man, said, 
" I always call Suffolk, Norfolk set to music ! " We should have been pleased to 
quote laigely from this brochure, but must refrain, especially as it is obtainable at so 
■mall a cost. We commend the book to such as may be unacquainted with it. A useful 
Index of the different words and phrases is appended. 



In the July Number of the East Anglian (pp. 289-298) Mr. G. F. 
Beaumont invites observations on his ingenious paper, relating to the 
Ninth Iter of Antoninus; and though my time is too fully occupied for 
my fully discussing the whole of his novel theory, I venture briefly to 
assail the foundations on which it principally rests. 

' The whole question indeed depends upon the positions that are to 
be assigned, first to Camulodunum, and secondly to Venta Icenonim, 
which he places at Chesterford, and at Ringstead, near Hunstanton 
respectively. It is evident, that if Camulodunum were situated at or 
near Colchester, and not at Chesterford, no one would dream of going 
thither from London ma Braughing and Royston ; while on the other 
hand, if Venta Icenorum were at Caister, near Norwich, and not at 
Ringstead, the route by Colchester would be rather shorter than that 
by Chesterford. 

Whichever route is assumed to be that of the Roman Iter, attempts 
to locate many of the intermediate stations between Londinium and 
Venta, will meet with many difl&culties. The exact position of these 
minor stations may, however, be regarded as being of comparatively 
little moment^ the determination of the two principal towns in the Iter, 
Camulodunum and Venta, being of the highest importance. 

In considering this question, we must bear in mind that prior to 
the Roman occupation of this country, Camulodunum was the capital 
city of the great British ruler, Cunobelinus, and that Venta was 
probably the chief town of the powerful tribe of the Iceni, that 
Camulodunum was, in Roman times, of sufficient importance to rank as 
a Colonia, and that such towns as these, being once established, were 
likely to remain as centres of population down to our own times. 

Moreover, the Roman road, connecting these places with each other, 
and with London, would practically have been msuie much on the line 
of the road, which must have existed in earlier days, between these 
important British towns. 

The indentification of the locality of some ancient Greek city, has 
been frequently due to the coins found upon its site ; and of all the 
evidence of early Roman or British occupation of any site in England, 
there is none so satisfactory, as that derived from the presence of ancient 
British coins. At Verulam, the capital of Tasciovanus, the father of 
Cunobelinus, many of his coins have been found, especially those bearing 
the name of the town as ver, and even ybrlamio, and wherever the site 
of Camulodunum may have been, there we ought to find abundance of 
coins of Cunobelinus, and those bearing the name of his capital upon 

Now what are the facts of the case with regard to the numismatic 
evidence on this occasion ^ No ancient British coin has, to my knowledge, 


322 THE EAST anqlian; or, 

ever been found at Ringstead, and only one Icenian silver coin at 
Brancaster, if that be suggested as an alternative, while I have notes of 
at least six ancient British coins in gold, having been found at or near 
Norwich, the modern descendant of Caister. It seems, therefore, 
probable that in early Roman times, Caister was a more important place 
than either Ringstead or Brancaster, and that it may well have been 
Venta Icenorum, and the terminus of an Iter. 

This is, however, of secondary importance, compared with the 
determination of the site of Oamulodunum. The claimants are 
Chesterford, Maldon, and Colchester, and while I cannot credit Maldon 
with producing a single coin of Cunobelinus, I find that all that 
Chesterford has yielded are some three or four of his coins, in addition 
to several of those of his father, Tasciovanus. Such a limited number 
is hardly consistent with Chesterford, having been the capital and 
minting-place of Cunobelinus. 

As to Colchester, Mr. Beaumont says, that so far as he is aware, no 
greater number of the coins of Cunobeline " have been found there than 
at many other places." I fear, that his information on this point is 
defective. Already, in 1864, I recorded the finding at, or close to 
Colchester, of coins representing no less than fifteen different types of 
the coins of Cunobelinus, and in the " Supplement to my Ancient British 
Coins," published in 1890, I have added five more coins, including one 
of a new type. I have records of four of his silver coins, and fourteea 
of those in copper, having been found there, including at least three 
bearing the name of gahvlodvno on them. I have seen nearly all these 
coins, or impressions of them, and they must be regarded as being in 
addition to the large number of coins of Cunobeline, found at Colchester, 
which led Morant, 120 years ago, to his conclusion, that it was the site 
of Camulodunum. 

The only place that 1 know, which at all competes with Colchester 
in the number of coins of Cunobeline, that it has produced, is Braughing, 
where in addition to coins of Tasciovanus, I have known about a score 
of copper coins of Cunobeline to have been found. The distance of 
Braughing however from London, absolutely precludes it from having 
been the site of the Camulodunum of the Itinerary. 

The numismatic evidence for indentifying Colchester with the 
capital of Cunobelinus, seems to me overwhelming, and whatever may 
have been the positions of the other stations mentioned in the Iter, I 
must differ from Mr. Beaumont, and even from Camden, in placing 
Camulodunum elsewhere. 

The etymological evidence which connects Colchester with Colonia 
is not to be disregarded, but the numismatic evidence alone seems to me 
quite sufficient. 

Nash Mills, Hemel Hempstead. John Evans. 


The Ninth Iter of Antoninus (pp. 289-298) — The site of the 
" Combretonium " in Iter xi. of Antoninus, cannot I fear, as yet be 
determined. I would merely mention the remains of artificial earth- 
works here (every year seeing them more and more erased by the plough). 
These have always been considered to be the remains of a camp. 

Also in our earliest register, date 1584 (though the first few years 
were copied from the original paper books on to parchnent about the 
year 1600, as seems always to have been the case), the title page gives 
" Combretonium " as " Brettenham," never apparently dreaming of doubt. 
There must have been a strong tradition. 

Brettenham Rectory ^ Ipsmch, C. G. db Betham. 

Castlbton Family (Vol. iii., o.b., p. 249). 
Rattlbsdbn, Co. Suffolk. 

1561 17 Jalye Willm Castleton gent & Elizabh Smith maried 

1583 10 November Elizabeth Castleton, gent, was buried 

1584 23 Septembr Mr Willm Castleton & Susan le grise maoried 
26 Decembr Mtis Susan Castleton was buried 

1688 29 October ffrauncis Castleton the daughtr of Willm Castleton & Anne his 
Wife, baptized 

1589 17 December Willm Castleton the sonne of Mr Willm A; Anne baptized 

1590 28 October An infant not baptized beinge the sonne of Wm Castleton gent. 

1592 24 August Judith Castleton the daughtr of WilLm ft Anne Baptized 

1598 24 Julye Elizabh Castleton the daughtr of Willm C. gent ft Anne baptized 
1894 6 Marche Alice Castleton the daughtr of WiUm ft Anne baptized 

„ 7 Marche the same infant was buned 

1595 10 Aprill John Castleton the sonne of Willm ft Anne baptized. 

1596 20 October An infant not baptized the child of Wm. Castleton gent, buried. 

1599 9 October Sara Castleton the daughter of Willm ft Anne gent Mptized 

1606 5 of January Christopher Crosse gent ft fifrancis Castleton daughter to Mr 

William Castleton esquire, maryed 
1608 17 of May Castleton Crosse ye sone of Christopher Crosse gent ft ffrannds hii 

wife was borne the 14 of Aprill ft baptized May 17 

1611 20 of August Ann Crosse ye daughtr of Christopher Crosse gent ft ffirancis his 

wife baptized 

1612 6 of October Lucia Crosse ye daughtr of Xpr Crosse gent ft ffrancis his wife 

1616 26 of May Mr William Castleton Esquire about 83 vears old, buryed 
— 4 of January Mrs Ann Castleton ye widowe of Mr WiUia Castleton Esquire 
1620-1 March 7 Mary the daughtr of John Castleton gent ft his wife baptized 
1622 December 11 Anne the daughtr of John Castleton gent ft his wife baptized 

J. R. Olorbnshaw. 

Parish Reoister of Earsham, Norfolk. — That invaluable volume, 
the Parish Register Abstract of the Census of 18S1, gives (p. 207) 1702 
as the date of commencement of the earliest register. Possibly when the 
Return was made the earlier Register, which begins in 1559, was missing. 

C. St. G. 
[It would be well to place on record any similar discrepancy in respect of other 
parishee in East Anglia.— Ed.] 



The interest takea in Dunwich by the great chronicler, John Stow, 
is well-known, and, as Suckling states, his attention was doubtless 
directed to it by the fact that his friend John Day, the printer, was 
bom there. Two of Stow's records are given by Suckling (Hist. Suffolk, 
n., pp. 245 and 252), but there are several other interesting notes by 
Stow, on Dunwich, in the British Museum, that have, I believe, never 
been published. They deserve to be made known in the pages of the 
Eait Anglian^ and I give them from transcripts made for me with 
extreme care by Mr. R. P. Sanderson. 

First, however, it is well to state that Suckling^s version of the 
letters or notes he gives are full of errors. That the word " full " is 
justified, will be obvious, that a careful collation with the original {BriL 
Mut. Earl, MS. 532, ff. 54 — 60) shows that the number of deviations 
in the eight pages of Suckling, which are thus occupied, are more than 
900. Most of them are of course trivial, the omission of the final e, or 
capitals for small letters, and vice-versa, o for i«, « for a, <kc. But 
Suckling's version manifestly professes to be literatim. Moreover, some 
of the errors are not unimportant, and these it may be well to specify. 
The original is in Stow's own handwriting — p. 245, line 15, "the one 
end of the sd town by Hithe upon ye aforesaid," should be " the one 
Ende of the sayd Towne buttithe uppon the aforesayd " ; line 20 and 
elsewhere, " thousand " should be " mtt " ; line 5 from bottom, " shaU " 
ought to be " shoulde " ; p. 246, line 2, " ways & means " should be 
" means and wayes " ; line 4, and in other places, " Donwich " should be 
"Donwyohe & " ; line 16, after " West," the following is omitted, " the 
one end abbuttethe vpon Mysmeare havene and"; line 21, "prysh" 
should be " prysshe " ; here and elsewhere this word is written with a 
mark of contraction over or under the p ; and at line 6 from the bottom, 
" psh " should be " prysshe " (elsewhere Stow's " prysshe " is printed 
" parish "). All the numerals are Roman or in letters, in the original. 
In the last line of p. 247, "afsd" should be "aforesayd." The number 
of such instances in which injustice is done to Stow's mode of writing 
is very large, as "No" for "North," "whof" for "whero^" and " whas" 
which Stow wrote "whereas " ; p. 248, line 12, lxx should be ui ; line 
12 from bottom, 16 should be zn ; line 8 from bottom, the gaps before 
and after "or" should be thus filled in, "ludecans or lucie," and in the 
next line, "the seae of Donwicke scaped," should be "the Seae of 
Donwyche seassed " ; p. 251, line 6, "scercUe " should be "suerlie." 

The fourteen lines of the second note given on p. 252, compared 
with the original {Brit, Mta, HarL MS. 532, fol. 60), contain 59 errors, 
but all are unimportant, except at line 12 from bottom, where "cheffe " 
should be Sheppe (on the seal), and the omission at the end of, <bc. 



{Brit Mu8. HarL MS. 539, /o. 98 b.) 

Sertayne othar things sene <k to be justified to be trewe as 
followythe : — 

It is to be vndarstondyd that at everye great fret of y® sea whan 
y® sea wasshethe downe y® cliffes agaynste y^ sayd towne of Donwiche 
ther hathe bene and is found great store of money <k coyne of silvar & 
some golde where of y« coynes of silvar some be halfe pence, pence, & 
grotes w* dyvars othar straynge coynes yt in owld tyme went in this 
realme whiche now are unknowne, but all ye sayde coynes of halfpens, 
pence, & grotts y® whiche ware coyned in Donwiche are aftar this rate 
and valew yf they be not mynished nor wastyd, viz., xx* in valve whiche 
is a pownd in payment <fe even as it is called <& is a pownd in valwe so it 
weyethe a pownd by weight so that y« vale we «fe y^ weyght be all one 
and so I have sene it lately provyd, & cf 

(To this, the following note is appended) : — 

As conserynge ye bysshopps of Donwiche, viz, ffelyx & many othar 
as it dothe some parte apere in y® Cronicle printyd by W. Caxton in 
y« description of England in y®x leafe & ct. 

The following note is of great interest, as describing the tradition 
current in Stow's time of a wood to the east of Dunwich, corresponding 
to Westwood on the other side. The probability of its truth is 
increased, not only by the definiteness of the tradition, but by various 
facts which suggest that the land extended from Dunwich towards the 
north-east, and not directly out to sea, and ample space for an extensive 
wood probably existed in Saxon times. 

(Brit. MuB, Earl MS. 539, fo. 98 b.) 

Sertayng othar thyngs credebly reportyd to be trew as folowythe : — 

The comon sayenge is, that there was sum tyme, southeste ye 
towne of Donwiche a forest or woode called Eastewood, as Syr Goroyne 
Hoptons wood in Blythburghe is callyd West Woode, in y® whiche 
forest <k wood it was lawfull for all y® pore people of y« sayd towne to 
get as muche fyrewood as servyd for theyr sufficient fuell so that they 
did carie it w^ dreye & dreye & not otharwyse. And furthar, it is to be 
vndarstanded yt I have hard it credebly towld of them as they have 
sayde that hathe sene a boke in ye towr of London called ye domes daye 
boke wherein is mencion made of y® aforesayd forest <b wood called 
estwood in suche manor & forme as is aforesayde, & ct 

The thoroughness with which Stow studied the evidence to be 
obtained regarding the port of Dunwich, is shown from the notes and 

326 THB EAST anolun; ob» 

copies of charters in his handwriting. The following is his translation 
of the charter of Henry iii. (▲.n. 1230), part of which, however, it 
will be seen, he has epitomised. 

(Brit Mus. Earl. MS. 539, / 97 6.) 

Henry by y« grace of God Kynge of England, lord of lerland, duke 
of Normandy and Aquitayne, A earle of Andegw sendithe gretynge to 
all archby shops, bysshopps, abbotts, priors, erlles, barons, justices, 
viscounts, provosts, ministers, and to all ballyves & his faythfull subiects, 
& ct. Know ye that we have grauntyd & by this our charter have 
confirmyd unto our good men and burgesses of Donwyche, and to theyr 
heyres for theyr faythefuU & trwe service fre burgage & brotherhod to 
bye <k sell w* ye Hanse & other customs & lybertes perteynynge to ^ 
same gylde, 6i ct. So it aperythe more at large by ye same charter 
yt Kynge Henry augmentyd theyr liberties greatly. Datyd at Seynt 
Matthyas y« vij day of May in y« xiiij yere of his reigne. 

The next page (/b. 98) goes on as follows : — 

Also in y® tyme of ye sayde Kynge Henry ye third, in ye tyme of 
ye barons warres & othars ye sayd towne of Donwyche showyd them so 
obedyent <fe dylygent in doynge theyr dutyfuU service to ye Kynge that 
be in lyke case ded Inlarge & augment theyr lybertyes, as by the charter 
of y* same, beringe date y® xx daye of Apryll ye xli yere of his reigne, 
it dothe more playnly apere. 

Ye Shine is thevr ^^^ ^^ ^ *^™® ^^ Edward the third's great warrs, 
P jT ggpgQij^ijy abowt ye runynnyg of Callies, the Towne 

of Donwyche by report dyd worthy service as well 
w* a number of good shipps of warre by sea as also by land, <b ct <& 
as ye comon fame is ye forse of y® shippes was so greate & so well 
exceptyd w* ye Kyng that he ordeyned y« shipe to be y® armes of y« 
sayd towne, <fe ct. and so evar sence they have gyven the shippe in 
ye armes of y« towne and also in theyr comon scale & in theyr 
masses & othar suche lyke, & ct. The service that they dyd in 
ruynnynge of sayd towne of Callyes by Report was worthy and famous 
i ct. And in consideracion where of y® sayd Kynge Edward y® thyrde 
did greatly inlarge ye liberties of y® sayd Towne more larglly than evar 
they ware bifore & ct. 

(To be continued,) 

OwBN Stockton (Vol. v. pp. 19-21, &c.) — Owen Stockton of ye 
Presbyterian Persuasion to be licenced to preach in any allowed place. 
"JO May 1672, S.P, Dom, Chas. ii., Vol. 308." 

W. M. Palmbb. 



The earliest Register of the parish of Drinkstone now in existence, 
dates from 1666, and has the following entry on the first page : — " The 
Register Booke belonging to the Parish of Drinkstone beginning in the 
Eighteenth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord Chai-les the 
Second by the Grace of God King of England. D.F. &o. in the yeare of 
our Lord God 1666. The yeares preceding are Registered in an old 

Of the " old Booke ** here referred to, nothing is known ; it may 
have been a parchment book — as ordained in 1597. But four leaves on 
paper of an old Register are still preserved, which, though much 
mutilated, contain the entries of the Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 
from the year 1579 to 1699, both inclusive. The existence of these 
four leaves is mentioned by Jermyn in his Notes on Suffolk about 1832, 
but their survival to the present day was unknown till they were recently 
discovered with some old Court Rolls of the Manor of Drinkstone 

The Register above mentioned as commencing in 1666, terminates 
abruptly with the year 1694, and is not continued till 1741, this is the 
more curious as the Rev. Edward Greene, the Rector, from 1692 to 1740, 
signs the Register for the year 1694, and the entries are recommenced 
in the same volume from 1741 inclusive, by the Rev. Robt Garnham, 
curate ; the rector, Richard Monins, holding at the same time the 
livings of Ringwold in Rent, Rattlesden and Drinkstone in Suffolk, and 
Prebendary of Bristol. 

Mr. Greene is buried near the north door of the chancel; on the 
grave cover is a coat of arms, a chevron between 3 besants, on a 
scutcheon of pretence a talbot, with the inscription : M.S. Mr. Edward 
Greene Rector of this Parish d. Jan. 3 ad 1740 and Margaret his relict 
d. 27 Oct. 1749 set. 76. 

Nichols says, in " Litt. Anecdotes," Vol. vi., p. 70, the Rev. Timothy 
Neve of Spalding, Line, married as his second wife, Christina, d. of the 
Rev. Mr. Greene of Drinkstone, and sister to Lady Davers of Rushbrooke. 

The two following entries are, perhaps, worthy of notice, made by 
the Rev. Thomas Cabeck, the rector who commenced and signs the 
Register in 1666, and who was buried at Drinkstone, 23i-d Aug., 1679, 
and his wife, Susan Cabeck, the 27th Aug. the same year. 

Baptised in 1668. " William the serine of Ralph Waller, Gen. <fe 
Bridgett his wife were Baptised at his house ye 18th of December being 
such a Wett day & such a Flood that the child could not be brought to 

1679 Christnings. "Thomas the son of Laurence Wright & 
Elizabeth his wife was in case of great necessity Baptized privately at his 
house the 31st of March. Memorandum I was sent for & called out of 

328 THB BAST anouak; or, 

Bed about 12 of the Clock in the Night & in 30 yean I was never sent 
for in the night upon such an occasion." 

In the chancel is a black marble slab, " Here lyeth the body of Mr. 
Lawrence Wright who departed this life the 29th day of Oct. 1680 and 
in the 24th year of his age, leaving issue by Eliz his wife Lawrence k 
Elizabeth. Here lyeth also interred Elizabeth wife of the sd. Lawrence 
Wright who died Sept. ye 12th 1732 aged 86 years." 

On another slab beside the last, " Here lyeth the body of Mrs. 
Judith Wright wife of Lawrence Wright of Bury St. Edmunds Gent 
who died Sept. 30th 1737 aged 39 years, and near this place to the 
Southward his interred in the churchyard 12 of their Children. 

Here lyeth the body of Lawrence Wright Gent, one of the Capital 
Burgesses of the Burgh of St. Edmunds Bury who thrice served the 
office of Alderman with great honor & Justice. He died March the 
29th 1741 aged 64." 

The following is a transcript of the four leaves of the old Register 
above mentioned ; — 

? Anno Domini 1579 Thomas f m (sic) 

Margreit Bulbrock was Baptized the viijth daye of November anno p'de' 

Theie are the nafnet of all thote that have bene baptised maryed and huryed in 1h€ 

yere of or Lord god 1680 
Imp'mys Willyam catton was maryed to annis Stokes the 23 of apryll 
Itm Thomas gage the sonne of symon gage was baptysed the 8 day of maye 

Itm abraham church & aanis fittes were maryed the ij daye of Maye 

It Joane & Rose Knokes were baptysed the viiijth of Maye 

Itm the wyf e of george ostler was buryed the the vth of Maye 

Anno dm 1680 
Margaret Gattyn daughte* of Willm Cattyn was Baptised the 4 day of August 

Jhon Stebbvn the sonn of Richard Stebbyn was Baptised the 4 September 

Elizabeth Cfrycke was Baptised 

Rose Bamyke 

(remainder of page torn off) 
Edmunde Umphray the sone of Richard Umphray was christened the zriij day of 

Edmund Baulay the sone of Edmund Bauley was christened the zviij day of 

Huie are the mariages Christnynget <fe BurialU in the yeare of or Lorde Ood 1681 

Imp*mus Joone Churche the daughter of Abraham Churche was Baptised the 21 day 

of Apryll 
Martha Churche ye daughter of the said Abraham Churche was baptised 

the xxiij daye of Aprill & the said Martha was buryed the xxiiij daye 

of Aprill. 
Item Thomas Dowe was buryed the 29 day of July 

Item Madlayna Dowe ye wife of Thomas Dow was buryed the 7 daye of August 

Itm Margaret Morton daughter unto Robt Morton was baptised the 13 August 

Itm Agnes Ponder daughter unto Stephen Fonder was Baptised the 27 day of 

Itm Marffaret Catten ye daughter of Willm Catten was baptised ye 8 daye of 

Itm Jhon Tyler the sonne of Adam Tyler was baptised the 12 of November 
Itm Gageis sonne unto Edmand Gagis of November 

(remainder of page torn off) 


Thet€ are the Chruteninga Mariagei and Buriall4a Anno Dm 158B Vd A'' Etizabete 

Johannes Baullie fill' Edmondi Baullie baptizatus erat quarto die Aprielis 
Margarita Smith filia Kichardi Smith baptizata erat decimotertio die Maij 
Robertug Smith fili* Ric Smith sepultus erat undecimo die Junii 
Richardus Wright fil Joh. Wright baptizatni erat vicesimo octavo die Junii 
Thomaa Bannock et Elizabeth Edwarda do Bradfield nuptie erant tertio Julij 
Anna Glamfield filia Roberti Glamfeld baptizata erat 23 die Octobiis 
Johannes Dowe sepultus erat decimo nono die Januarii 
Johannes Page rector ecclie de Drinkestone sepultus 12* die Martii . 
Joanna Humphrey filia Richardi Humphrey baptiz erat 19 die Martii 
Geoigius Fitte filr Geoigii Fitte baptizatus erat 24 die Martii 

Aniu) Dm 158S V. A" Regina Elizdbete t6 

Johannes Robinson et Maria Rudland als Mathie nup»ti erant 26 die maij 

Thomas Bannocke fil H. Bannocke et Elizabeth ux. ois bapt. erat 9 die Junii 

Martha Gages fil. Simeon Gages et Margarite ux eis bapt. erat ulti" die Junii 

Maria et Rosa Swanton fil Gulih* Swanton et Rose ux eis bapt erant 25 die JuliJ 

Anna Heyward fil. Eddi Heiward et Annoe ux. eis baptizata erat 18 die AugustiL 

Gulihelmu' Creicke fili' Johannis Creicke et . . . ux. eis bapt erat 25 die Augustii 

Rosa Swanton fil Gidihelmi Swanton sepulta erat 90* die Augustii 

Henricus Stebbinge fil Ric. Stebbinge et Dorotheas bapt erat 8 die Septembris 

Gulihelmus Bannocke et Jana Atkinsone nupt erant sexto die octobris 

Azaria Runctone de Ratlesden et Martha Gages nupt. erant decimo tertio die Ootobris 

Dorothea Lettice filia Roberti Lettioe et Agnete ux. eis bapt 13 die octobris 

Mar^pureta Tyler fil. Adami Ty^^ ^^ Anne ux eis bapt 15 die Decembris 

Mana Robinson fil Joh. Robinson et Maria ux eis bapt 5 die Januarii 

Barberia Elie fil. Benia Elie et Wenethreed ux eis bapt 19 die Januarii 

Francisca Sparke filia Gulih. Sparke et Agneta ux, eis bapt erat 6 die Februarii 

Anno Dm. I684 V, A" Btgine Elizah, t6 

Thomas Baullie fil Edi Baullie et ux eis 

Eltzabeta Nunne vema fil. Rose Nunne bapt 

Thomas Holden de Monks Heigh et Agneta 

Gulihelmus Muskette fil' Gulihi ^[ 

Johannes Gatton et Agneta Ostler n 

Simon Bulbrooke fil Guli. Bui 

Anna Umphrey fil Ric Um 

Stephen Umphrey fil Rio 

Elizabeth Creicke fil Joh 

Edmund* Creicke fil Joh 

Oulielmus Creicke fil 

Elizabeth Fitte fil 

Eliz. Fitte fil 

Elizabeth B 

Elizabeth B 

Petrua S 

(remainder of page torn off) 

A' Dm 1686 A' qy JUginat t7, Matrimonium, 

Robertus Barton de Scholleeworth et Caterina, Deickes nupti erant 5 die Septembrin 
Johannes Stevens et Anna Stiffe nupti erant 14 die Februarii 

A' Dei Oracice 1686 Baptisimum, 

Johannes Catton fil Joh Catton bapt erat 4 die Aprielis 
Ricluurdus Umphrey fl Rich. Umphrey bapt erat 3 die Octobris 
Thoma Lettice fil Roberti Lettice bapt erat 14 die Novembris 
Rose Cricke John Cricke bap. 2 die Januarii 


Elizabeth Wright fil Job. Wright bapt erat 23 die Januarii 
Johanes Bannocke fil Gulih Bannocke bapt erat 30 die Januarii 
Richardus Stebbinff fil Ric Stebbing baptiz erat 6 die Februarii 
Barbaria Holden m Th. Hoi don bapt erat 20 die Februarii 

A' salutis 1586 Sepultura (nil) 

1586 AfcUrimonium Aoqz regine 98 (nil) 

Katherine Grene was brought in bed of a child begotten in base which waa dead borne 
the xTith of June A' 1586. 

A'. Dmi 1586 Baptitmi eelfbrcUio 

Thoma Wren fil Thomse Wren bapt erat 20 die Aprielis 

Lucretia Barton fil Roberti Barton bapt. erat 19 die Junii 

Eliz. Musket fil Gulibelm* Musket. Jun' bapt erat 3 die Julij 

Henricus Tilor fil Adam Tilor bapt erat 14 die Augustii 

Gulielmus Umphrey fil. Rich. Umphrey bapt. erat 13 die Septembris 

Joh. et Gulihel Bannocke fil Thorns Bannocke bapt erant 22 die Septembris 

Martha Stevens fil Joh. Stevens bapt erat 13 die Novembris 

Margarita Baulie fil £ddi Baulie bapt. erat 27 die Decembris 

Fetrus Glamfelld fil Roberti Glamfeild bapt erat 12 die Februarii 

Bobertus Gage fil Simeon Gage bapt. erat 15 die Februarii 

Richardus Lettice fil Roberti Ijettice bapt erat 19 die Februarii 

A\ D, 1586 Sepultura, 

Thoma. Wren fil Th. Wren sepult erat 23 die Julij 

Gulihelm' Bannock fil Th. Bannock sepult erat 29 die Septembris 

Johannes Bannocke fil Th. Bannocke sepult erat 2 die Octobris 

Richardus Umphrey fil Rich. Umphrey seputus erat 10 die Octobris 

Anna Coosair nl . . . Cocksall de Fomham generve sepult erat 6 die Novembris 

Richardus Lettice fil Roberti Lettice sepult erat 19 die Martii 

1587 Matrimonium A' qz rigince £9 
Ingor . . . Jackson de Burie St. Edmds . . . . et Margareta . . . 
remainder of page torn off. 

A\ Dm. 1587, Baptism. ' 

Gulihelmus Catton fil. Joh. Catton baptiz erat 15 die Aprielis 
Stephan' Snellin^e fil Philippi Snelling bapt erat 18 die Junii 
Robertus Wren fil Thome Wren bapt. erat 12 die Junii 
. . . Swanton fil Gul. Swanton ... 25 die Junii 

fil Gul. Bannocke ... die Novembris 

Joh. Robinson . . . Decembris 

remainder of page torn off. 

1587 Sepultura, 

Wenethreda Elie ux Benjamen Elie Sepultus erat 13' die Juuii 
Adam Tiler sepult' erat 15 die Junii 
Margeria Bannocke vid' Sepult. 30 die Junii 
Betharisa Laiman vid'. Sepult. 10 die Octobris. 
Rosea Oreicke fil Joh. Creicke sepult 8' die Januarii 
Johannes Nunne de silva stui' sepultus erat 3* die Februarii 
Agnetha Baker fil. Rog.* Baker sepult. erat 5' die Martii 

remainder of page torn off. 


A* Dm, 1588 A'qz rtginoe SO Matrmonium 

Johanes Lettice et Elizabeta West nupti erant 28 die Junii 
Johanes Sheatman et Ellina Craake nupti erant 7 die Julii 

A' grcB. 1588 Bapiigmum 

Johanes Musket fil Gulih Musket junr bapt erat ultimo die Martii 
Johannes Orvis fil Job Orvis bapt erat vioesimo octavo die Aprielis 
Johannes Jackson fil Ingeram Jackson bapt erat 6 die Mail 
Barbaria Gooddericke fil Jo. Gooddericke gent, bapt erat 5 die Junii 
Anna Swanton fil Gulih Swanton bap. erat 18 die Augustii 
'Elizabeta Wren fil Tho. Wren bapt erat 12 die Octobris 
Augustin* Lettice fil Roberti Lettice bapt erat 20 die Octobris 
Robertus Page fil Eddi Page bapt erat 17 die Novembris 
Margarita Stebbinp^e fil Rich Stebbinge baot erat 1 die Januarii 
Henricus vema Elisber Mose bapt erat 4° aie Februarii 

S^y Louder Sloane Street, S.. W. G. G. Baksb Crbsswell. 



Thomas Parkenton Curatus de Barholt p' Aulain Pembroke Cant' 
Comendatus. Johannes Duglas Artiu mag'^ Curatus de Horneohuroh p' 
mrum Ramme Institiaru, mrum Reeue, et alios comendatus.^ 


Gulielmus Kippes Clious Artium magr Curatus de Springfeild per 
Andream Pascall Armigerum, Gulielmum Taylor Clicum, et alios 

Thomas Barwell Artiu Bacc', Rector de Mepall in Insula Elien' p' 
eundem CoUegifl [sc, Christ! Academic Cant'.] comendatus. 

Thomas Francis Rector de Tey pva p' dfium Epum London' comend'. 

The Ordinations were by the Suffragan of the Bishop of London, 
between the Feast of S. Michael the Archangel, 1597, and the same 
Feast in the year next following. The authority is Beg, Grindall, ff. 367 
and 368, a volume which covers the time of several successive Bishops 
of London, besides his whose name it bears. 

C. St. G. 

[• Newcourt {Bepertorium^ Vol. n. p. 3S6) states that the Warden and Fellows o 
New College, Oxford, are impropriators of the Parsonage of Hom-Ghuroh, and 
Ordinaries, and whoever supphes the Cure holds it by lease from the College during 
his life, and is called Vicar, but has no institution from the Bishop ; consequently, 
Newcourt was unable to suppply an account of the succession of these Vicars. 

t Springfield is a Rectory. The act of commendation seems in each case to be 
allied to that of patronage. It is exercised in respect of the Curates, whether Deacons 
or Priests.— Ed.J 




A.D. 1444—1620. 


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The Long Hou&e^ Saffron Walden. 

W. E. LaTON, F.B.A. 


Perhaps the commonest type of Font in East Anglia is the octagonal 
Perpendicular, with the emblems of the four Evangelists carved upon 
its sides. To this class the font at Sutton, by Woodbridge, belongs, 
but it is especially interesting as having also various other subjects of 
ecclesiastical use and import sculptured upon it 

It is raised upon one step, and on its eight sides are sunk square 
panels containing these figures : — 

I. St. Gabriel kneeling in mantle, and holding a scroll, forming 

with No. IV., the Annunciation. 
II. A winged man, with scroll, for St Matthew. 

III. The winged lion of St Mark. 

IV. The Blessed Virgin kneeling in devotion before a prie-Dieu, on 

which is an open book ; the Holy Dove descending from a 
cloud in upper comer of panel. 
V. St John's eagle, with scroll. 
VI. A venerable bearded figure with flowing hair (7 the Ancient of 

Days) seated on a cushioned throne. 
VII. St. Luke's bull, with scroll. 

VIII. A kneeling figure of St. Mary Magdalene, with long, dishevelled 

hair, of which she holds a tress in her left hand. The box 

of ointment (mutilated) in her right hand. 

Little pinnacled buttresses at the angles separate the panels, and 

these spring from heads representative of the different ecclesiastical 

degrees, viz : a cardinal in tasselled hat ; bishop in mitre ; man in albe 

and amice, wearing a sort of coronet shaped ornament, rising in a trefoil 

in front ; a boy ; a man in a close cap ; woman in hood and wimple 

(f religious) ; tonsured man wearing a hood ; tonsured man in albe, with 


The spaces between, on the underside of the font bowl exhibit the 
various instrumenta of the Mass, i.e., a chalice, cloth on rack (f lavabo 


towel), holy water sprinkler, holy water pot, closed and clasped missal, 
ewer, covered ewer or cruet, and paten. These have escaped mutilation. 
At the four principal comers of the shaft are : — 

1 Sub-deacon in tunicle. 

2 (Destroyed). Probably the chasubled priest. 

3 Deacon in dalmatic holding book of Gospels open. 

4 Figure in cassock and surplice. 

At the alternate angles stand smaller figures : — 

1 Boy in gilded albe and amice, with censer in his hand. 

2 (Damaged), figure in cassock and surplice. 

3 Figure in gilded albe (damaged) and (f) crossed stole. 

4 Man in gilded albe and amice, holding in his hands a processional 


We have in these last, representations of the diflTerent minor 
ministers at a High Mass, as in the four larger figures we are shown the 
higher grades. The figures have been mutilated with discretion, that is 
to say, not mischievously (from the destroyers' point of view), only the 
faces and some of the more obnoxious ornaments being defaced. 

Fonts bearing the Seven Sacraments are pretty common, but I have 
never seen one devoted so exclusively to the setting forth the ceremonies, 
<fec., of the Mass, and it is worthy of notice for that reason. 

Noeton^ Lines. H. W. Birch. 

Monumental Inscriptions from Other Counties relating to East 
Anolia. — Here | Lieth the Body | of S' John Jemegan | Bart | of 
Cossey in Norfolk | Who marryed Margaret | the Daughter of | S^ Henry 
Bedingfeld | Bar^ | of Oxborough in Norfolk | And departed this Life 
the I U^ of June 1737. | In the 58"^ year | of his Age. | r.lp. | (Bath 
Abbey Church, north aisle of nave). + Here lies interred the Body of | 
the HonWe Lady Bedingfeld Daughter to the late | Right Hon^o Lord 
Visct Montague, | married SepVf 30*»» 1761 | to S^ Richard Bedingfeld of 
Oxburgh in the County of Norfolk Bar* | by whom she left issue one 
Son, I Deceased Sepr 17**^ 1767, Aged 34. | r.lp. | {Bath Abbey Church, 
north aisle of nave). 

C. St. G. 

PiRAOT IN Norfolk about 1642. — A letter from the Earl of 
Warwick to John Pym, printed in the 10th Report of the Histl, MS8. 
Commtst. (p. 94), says : — 

"A bark of Blakeney in Norfolk has told me that divers Irish 
Pirates are abroad, well manned and that thy have taken a Yarmouth 
' man and hanged all the English and their dogs also." 



Obadiah Sbdgwigr. — The eminent Nonconformist Divine, bearing 
this name, born at Marlborough, Wilts., 1600, was instituted to the 
vicarage of Ooggeshall, Essex, in 1639, and resigned in 1646. After 
serving the office of Preacher at St. Paurs, Covent Garden, he died at 
Marlborough a.d. 1658. Another Obadiah Sedgwick was instituted to 
the rectory of Hampton, Cambs., 16th August, 1661 ; possibly he was a 
son of the Vicar of Ooggeshall, but if so there is no indication of the 
fact in the Ooggeshall Registers, where there are entries relating to five 
of the children of the first named Obadiah. Oan any correspondent 
assist in identifying him ? There is a strong probability that the Rector 
of Rampton was the eldest son of the famous preacher. 

QuAPLODB Fahilt. — Oan any correspondent of the Mast Anglian 
kindly give me any particulars of the family of Quaplode? Their 
arms appear quarterly with those of Bacon of Shrubland Hall, near 
Ipswich, both in Hatchments and in Windows in Ooddenham Ohurch 
(see East Anglian, n.s.. Vol. iv., pp. 49, 52, 53, 134), and are said 
to be the same as the Norfolk family of Stanhow, viz. : barry of six 
pieces of gold and azure a bend gules. I should like to know whether 
the family ever had any connection with Lowestoft. 

J. Louth Olemenga. 

The Battle Family. — I should be glad to learn the place of birth 
(1600 — 1630) and proof of the emigration (probably shortly before 
1640), of Thomas Battle (Battelle, Batly, Batteleye, <fec.) 

J. C. 


Sterne Family (pp. 272, 286). — This is a very old Oambs. family. 
They were settled at Haslingfield at least as early as 1290, when a final 
concord about land there was arrived at by two of that name. Other 
branches of the same family lived at Orwell, Malton and Meldreth 
during the 16th and 17th centuries. Some account of the Haslingfield 
and Quy Stemes will be found in Ed. Hailstone's History of Bottisham, 
There is a long pedigree in Addit, MS. 5812, and many particulars 
among Davy's Suffolk Collections in Addit, MS. 19150, p. 125. 

Charing Cross Hospital. W. M. Palmer. 



The following complete the series of Letters (some of which 
have appeared in the Mast Anglian^ Vol. iv., pp. 281-3) addressed to 
Mr. Pengelly bj his ship captains and others. The Capt. Ames named 
in them, was probably the Yarmouth gentleman who commanded the 
vessel which brought Charles ii. to England, and was therefore known as 
the "Happy Return'' (Palmer's Perl, in., p. 22), and the "Return" 
mentioned in them may possibly have been this vessel. The 
" Saltpans " referred to where then the property of the Bendish family, 
and it may be that Mr. Davis was buried at Gorleston (the Bendishes 
residing at Southtown, a hamlet of that parish), because the religious 
ceremonies there would be in accordance with the puritanical views held 
by that section of Mr. Pengelly's relatives and correspondents. 

With regard to the other names mentioned, the Spilmans were a 
family of merchants, ship owners, and sailors, of loug continuance in 
Yarmouth, and "Squire Suckling" was probably one of the Norfolk 
family, of which the poet was a member, still holding the manor of 
Barsham, in Suffolk. 

The buying of the prize " Pink," and the reference to the plague, 
are worthy of special notice. 

Great Yarmouth. F. Danbt Palmer. 

Deare Brother Yarmouth the 6 July 1666. 


Y®" 30 Ultimo I received a Wedensday last at Woodbridge 
and I did Yesterday with my Wife come from thence and came well to my 
Bro^ Harpers last night blessed be the Lord, as to sending our Chinaes 
to Spaiue I suppose for the present we oann have noe thoughts of it 
becarse that the french, and duch are so " breafe a brode " — but S^ I 
shall leave it wholy to yourselfe to doe in it as you thinke good and if 
you shall thinke it convenient for me to adventor I shall bee willing to 
doe as you account best for me, pray p'sent myne and my Wives very 
humble Service to my Uncles Aunt Snowe, Aunt Tayler, and rest of my 
relations with you my Brothers and Sister Harper p'sents their Respects 
to you Thus with myne and my wives Service to yourselfe I Rest 

Y' very Lo : Brother 

Sam^: Davis 
Answer July 1666 

To M^ Thomas Pengelly Marcht at Symon Snowes Esquire 
In forward Exon forward post paid to London 

Yarmouth the 18 July 1666 
Deare Brother 

1 write you the 6 p Sent and the accation of my writinge 



at this time unto you is to acquaint you that I have some thoughts to 
lay up some Coles the next fleete at the Saltpanes if wee can bey at 
18ss p. Chard or Under and I cannot apprehend but that wee shall be 
savers by it nowe I would desire to knowe whether you are willinge to 
be partners with me in this desine and pray write me your minde pp. 
first post and howe I may drawe your money if in case you like my 
desine, though I have such thoughts for the p'sent yet I am resloved to 
be ruled as I see incurragment when the fleet comes home, S' Wee are 
at the Saltpanes and like very well, wee pay 26^ a Yeare for pur bord, 
the sickness is very sad at Norwich and Woodbridge, there dyed last 
Weeke at Norwiche 63 of the pla: 87 in the whole, at Woodbridge 40 
old li^ Puckle is dead Esquir Sucklinge and several of his family dead 
of the plague pray tender myne and my Wives service to all our 
Eelations with you as though named, and the like to yourselfe I Remain 

Yo' very Lo : Brother 

Sami: Davis 
Mr. Thomas Pengelly Marcht at Sjmon Snowes Esquire these 
forward 3d. Jr Exon post paid to London 3d. 

Southtowne the 10 Aprill 1667 
Deare Brother 
Worthy Sir 

Yo" 2 p Sent have recevied and this post shall make 
bold to drawe upon you the tenn pound Mr. Allen paid you for mee I 
cannott git so smale a bill as tenn pound and so my brother Harper 
draws £60 upon Mr. Raynes £40 for himselfe and £10 for mee which 
tenn pounds I have drawne nowe upon you at sight payable to Mr. John 
Raynes or order, the which I would desire you to pay him, Moonday 
last wee came to our horse thus with mine and my wives very humble 
service to yourselfe I Rest Sr 

S*" I gave Cap* Ames as lardge Yo' very Lo : Bro & hum^^« Servt 
and full and order about insurance Sam^ Davis 

for us as could bee I left him to himselfe 

as for what to give for assurance only desired him to get it done upon 
good men and as cheepe as he could but I have heard noethinge from 
the Capt since, I cannott justly tell whether the bill will be sent to 
night or noe but when ever it is sent I question not but it will find due 
acceptants and payment 

S. Davis 
To Mr. Thomas Pengelly Marohant at Mr. Angeirs neare the pumpe 
in Bishop-gate Streete these in London. 

Southtowne ye 22*^ Aprill 1667 
Deare Brother 


Yo« 28 p sent have recevied with the bill of sale and 


bond the which I doe retume jou sealed ft signed I must confess I 
looke upon it as harde measure to be bound so much and that if in case 
my Stockings and Stufes be sold in 3 monthes time my Uiacle shall 
have the 06 pounds paid him for 4 or 5 moneths use of his money and 
by this I knowe not howe it can be otherwise only this I knowe that 
my Uncle is so Just and fare dealinge man as that he will doe noethinge 
but y^ which is Just and right by mee, else it would trouble me much 
more then nowe it doth for I must say this that I did never exopect to 
have beene forsed to such hard termes when I first desired the money 
of my Uncle for I did suppose that my bond might have gone for a 100 
pound but sure bind sure find. S' I have this post drawne upon you 
ninty pounds at 2 dayes sight payable to Mr. James Puckle or order, 
the Which 1 question not but will find due acceptants and payment by 
you. S'. I leave 10^ in your hands that you may pay yourselfe the 7 
or 8^ I doe owe you, I would not have drawne so much upon you at 
this time but that I could not git a less bill for it is very hard to drawe 
downe money and at high termes, thus with mine and my Wives Service 
to yourselfe p'sented I Rest 

Yo' very Loveing Bro 

ii humble Servant 

Sam Davis 

To Mr. Thomas Pengelly Marcht at Mr. Angeirs neare the pompe 
in Bishopgate Streete these In London. 

from Leth May the 21 daye 1667 


my Loue and sarues remembred to youe this is to geue 
you advies that 1 have 3 dayes since bout pericke about 80 tonnes she 
wille Stowe 800 barells of heringes she is as hancon a vesell as cane be 
buellt and fet for ouer thrade she have 3 cabeUs and 4 anckers and newe 
sayels fore and afte and 2 for sayells And she sayell exsedingly well as 
I ame in frmed for the friget toucke har in a callem. 

If it had ben aney mor wind she had not ben taken I done thinke 
I haue as good a penoworth as is in Skotland she coste me the firest 
200 and 12 pouend and she will coste me 20 pouend more yet for the 
sea And then I hop she will coste mee no more not this 3 or 4 years 
she is 6 or seuen year ouelld I thinke I shall get a fright for London or 
to newcastell for I thenke that CoUes are cheap and I hope I shall get a 
stocke for ouer fright hom I have taken of Captain francos Sanders 96 
pouends wich I have geven him a bill to my Coson Harper And I have 
taken upon my Leter of Creadat 100 and 34 pouend with a bill will 
com to my oosen this poste 

So with my love and Sarves to you I rest youer 

Lovind frind and Sarvent to comand 

John Ellington 

340 THB BAST anqlian; or, 

I have taken of meser Charles Chartres the soom of an hundred 
and 34 pounds wich he is to drawe a bill upon Captien Dogen 

For my honoured friend Mr. Thos. Pengelly at the house of Mr. 
Anger living in Bishopsgate Streete in London 4^. 


Crowfield is a chapelrj of Coddenham, whence it is distant about 
two miles. The church or chapel is small, comprising Decorated nave 
and Perpendicular chancel, whose walls are framed in timber upon a 
basement of brick. A small turret at the west end of the building 
contains one bell. There is an ancient open-timber porch on the south 
side, and just inside the inner door is a niche that evidently contained 
the holy water stoup. The nave has a hammer-beam roof with modem 
figures of the Apostles. The font is modem, in Decorated style. A 
cinquefoil window in the west wall contains the royal arms. 

The earliest inscription is on a stone on north side of chancel floor : — 
William Spring died | the 13<^of September, | 1629. 

On the opposite side is a ledger slab (the inscription now hidden by 
flooring) to Anne Dade, daughter by his second wife of Thos. Dade of 
Tannington, Esq., who died in 1630. 

A marble in the chancel floor displays the arms of WingJUld^ 
differenced by a mullet in chief; impaling ermine on a chief indented 
(az.) three leopard's faces (or) Scrivener ; above this inscription : — Hio 
posita svnt Corpora | Harbottelli Wingfeild | de Crofeild Armig: et 
Elizabethse | vxoris illivs. | Habvervnt 9 | Filios et 3 Filias: obijt hie 
Jvl: I xxxi. 1646. 

North of this is another stone : — Dorothy Wingfeld | dyed the 10: 
of I March 1633. 

A fifth ledger stone is sculptured with this coat (az.) on a chevron 
ermine between three doves close arg. as many acorns (proper), Harwood. 

In a vault under this stone is | Interred the Body of | Henry 
Harwood Esq*". | Late of Crowfield Hall in the County | of Suffolk, who 
died the 10*^ Day of | December 1738. 

In the chancel there are three mural inscriptions on brass to the 
Middleton family : — 

In a vault beneath the Communion Table | are deposited the 
remains of | William Middleton Esq. son of Arthur Middleton. | Bom 
1707, died Sep' 7. 1775. Also of | Sarah Middleton his 3«i wife, da. of 
Francis Wilkinson | also of their 3^ son Henry Middleton, | bom 1765, 
died Nov""- 25 1811, & also of Harriet D. Dash wood | Great grand 
daughter of the above William Middleton, | died Dec^' 30 1799, aged 
5 months. 


In Memory of | Hariot Fowle | Lady Middleton | the dearly loved 
mother of | Sir William Fowle F. Middleton | long a resident in | this 
parish. | Died, aged 98, 1852. 

To the I Memory | of the Hon^^® | Ann Middleton, widow of | Sir 
William Fowle Middleton | Bom March 11 1796, | died May 8. 1867. | 
"The memory of the | just is blessed." | Prov. 10. 7. 

In the nave there is a mural tablet of marble bearing a profile bust 
in bas relief, with this inscription below : — 

This tablet is erected to the memory of | Sir William Fowle Fowle 
Middleton Bar^ | by his late tenantry in grateful remembrance of his 
high integrity and worth, j and their esteem for one who ever promoted 
their best interests and welfare. | His affability and courtesy to all, and 
his liberal benevolence and sympathy | for the poor, the aged, and the 
sick, his care in educating the young | to lead a godly life, and 
providing constantly remunerative employment | for the labouring and 
strong will never be forgotten by all classes, | who desire to record their 
loss of so true and kind a friend, a landlord and a master; | deeply 
sympathizing with his sorrowing widow, who restored this chapel in 
1862 I to the praise and glory of God, and in love for his cherished 
memory, thereby also | fulfilling what had been the intention of her 
late husband. | Sir William F. F. Middleton was born in this parish 
August 25*^ 1784 and married Augt. 2»?d 1826 | the Hon. Anne da. of 
Brownlow and Frances, Lord and Lady Brownlow, with whom he lived 
I above 30 years in uninterrupted happiness at Shrubland Park, greatly 
beautifying the house | and gardens by their united tastes, and where 
by their example they gave | assurance of their earnest endeavour to 
follow God's Commandments, and to lead others to do the same. | He 
died May 2?^ 1860, and was buried in the family vault at Barham 
Church in this County. | " Looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus 
Christ unto eternal life." 

The three-light east window has in glass — This Window is dedicated 
to the memory of Sir William Fowle Fowle Middleton Bt. by his 
devotedly attached Widow. He was bom in this Parish 1784, died I860. 

At the beginning of the inscription a small shield of MiddUUm is 
introduced, and at the end Middleton^ impaling Gust quartering Brownlow, 

Sir Wm. F. Middleton's hatchment hangs in the church displaying 
these coats. 

The curious name Alamenta occurs on a tombstone dated 1867, in 
the churchyard. Close by are two moated enclosures, the site of old 
Crowfield Hall. 

H. W. Birch. 



His Will and Monttmbnt. 

Amongst the Domeitic State Faper$ of the reign of Charles i. 
(Vol. ccxxYi. No. 86), is a copy of the will and particulars of the estate 
of Henry Fryer of Harlton, Cambs. An abstract of this will is giyen 
in the Calendar of State Papers, but the will itself contains some 
. curious particulars, which I thought might be of interest to readers of 
the East Anglian: — 

" my bodie to be buried in Harlen church in the LoPi^ 

seate, not in the chancell where my father lyeth, whose bodie I desire 
may be removed k placed with myne in good order as my executors 
hereafter named shall thinke fitt, & I desire them to bestowe one 
hundred & 6ftye pounds or two hundred pounds more or less in a 
monument to be sett up in the same church for my dear father db 
mother & selfe, setting out therein that my father <fe myselfe lye theire, 
<fe my mother in St. Buttolph's church, extra Aldersgate, London, & my 
wife liyeinge or deade as she shall desire herselfe with other expressions 
as in monuments are wonte to be the w<^^ I refer to their discretions, & 
that they newe make the windowe, newe wanscote <fe well repaire all 
that seate, & also I desire that my bodye may be embalmed for a tyme, 
till w«^ conveyniencie it may be carryed to my grave, in a decent & fitt 
manner, as my executors shall think fitt, but not in any wise to be 
disbowelled, but preserved for a time as my father was, & I will that all 
my servants have momeing suits, cloakes <fe gownes at the discretion of 
my executors." 

To Mr Anthonie Williams, Mr Windover, Mr Lyon, Mr Paul 
Chapman, Mr Pickering, Mr. George Hawfin, he bequeaths " a ringe <b 
a momeinge cloake." The rings to be of thirty shillings value. 
" These T desire to accept of soe poore a token, & who of them can w**» 
conveyniencie beare my corps companye to my g^ve twentye more 
rings & twenty shillings a peice I give wch I leave the disposall of to 
my friends Richard Hulett, Andrew Burton, & John Burton, they 
knowing with whom I was most acquainted. I also give unto Mr 
Fothergill a moumeinge cloake & a ring of five pounds value. To Mr 
Hide the glasier a moumeinge cloake dE to his wife a moumeinge gowne, 
& three pounds between them to buy them rings, & to their old father 
& mother I give moumeinge & five pounds a yere during their natural 
lives, to help maintaine them after my decease." To Mr. Mason his 
Sadler, to Mr Bragg, Mr Bush, Mr Willmott, Mr Flesher, Mr Manering, 
& Robert Smyth, he gives rings of 30s a piece, "to the poore of 
Chiswick Mids, St Buttolph without Aldersgate Lond, & Harlton 150 
pounds either in money or moumeinge weeds according to the discretion 
of my wife & friends." He also desires his executors " to remember 
(the poore of) Harlton Parish amply because the parishioners be most or 


all of them of meane condicion, & not able to relieve them as their 
wants require." 

There are many other small legacies. The will is dated May 28, 
1631. After reading this will I was curious to know how this gentle- 
man's blind confidence in his friends' judgment would be justified, and 
as I had not an opportunity of visiting Harlton church in person, I 
looked into Cole's Church Notes^ made about 150 years ago. I have 
transcribed below his account of the Fryer monument, which appears to 
have been a very sumptuous one. 

"Just below ye 2 S. uppermost windows of this isle is a most 
beautiful & magnificent monument of white alabaster gilt & painted & 
curiously wrought raised from ye ground quite to ye ceiling. At top 
are these arms per pale 1st S. on a A int 3 Dalphins naiant embowed A. 
3 towers of ye field & a crescent for difference for Fryer, impaling A a A 
int 3 lozenges ermine & a cheif gules. Above these is a neat figure of 
charity which terminates ye monument Above ye figures of a man & 
a woman wch are instead of pillars to support the arch, are 2 neat 
figures representing religion & under ye arch are 3 figures kneelinge, 
one of an old man in a dr of Physic habit, another of a young man in 
armour, in ye middle & behind him an old woman in ye dress of ye 
times she lived in w^ a gold chain about her neck. On another table 
below these lies a younger woman in black also with her head reclined 
on her left arm, & a book in her other hand : at her feet under ye 
figure of ye man wch suppoils ye arch are these arms. viz. per pale. 1st 
Fryer impaling per fess embattled 0. & G. 3 gates counter charged & a 
crescent for difference, at her head under ye opposite figure is ye 
impaled coat Just under ye arch is ye Fryer's coat supported by two 
angels & Crest, viz a Serpent A winding round a tower S. on wch stands 
a Cock 0. under these arms on 2 black marble Tables conjoyned are ye 
following inscriptions in gold letters. 

Salus hsec marmora intuentib* I M.S. | iEsculapio alteri Thomn 
Fryer M.D. | Henrici Fryer armigeri | optime merentis Patri | nee non 
I Isti? coujugi huj? matri. mariae pientissimee ; | Quorum ille 9 Mail 
1623 8Btatis 86 | Ilia autem 11 Maii 1614 aetatis 57 | Keddideruut | 
QufB cseli, eeelo : Solo quo) soli. | This monument and memory is raysed. 
by ye executors | of Henry Fryer Esquier, second sonne of the sayd | 
Thomas Fryer doctor in Physique | who dyed ye 5 of June 1631 k [ is 
here interred leaving his deare wife Bridget to lament his Losse & 
large Almes to ye Poore to command his Faith | 

Incloister'd in these Piles of Stone, 

The Reliques of this Fryer rest. 

Whose better Part to Heaven's gone ; 

The poore mans Bowels were his chest : 

And mongst these three, Grave, Heaven, Poore, 

He shared his corps, his soul, his store. 

344 THB SABT anguan; or, 

This is a very beautiful and costly monument, and is in good 
repair. This Henry Fryer at his death left all his estate to charitable 
uses, without specifying any particular place, to ye amount of 5 or 600 
pd per ann. which was conferred upon Christ's Hospital in London, who 
are lords of ye manor. This monument is railed round by iron gilt 
rails, and had a curtain to draw before it, as appears from the curtain 
rod still remaining at the top." 

Sept 8. 1743. Addit MS. 5,803, pp. 119-20. 

A very fair drawing of the monument is given. 

Charing Cross Hospital. W. M. Palmsb. 

(pp. 257-8.) 

Most interesting ancient painted glass of the 14th and 15th 
centuries may still be seen in a south window at Combs church, near 
Stowmarket The numerous windows of this glorious old fabric were 
filled with subjects relating to the early saints and martyrs, but 
unfortunately they have suffered either from the hands of Dowsing the 
great fcouoclast and his zealous followers, or the Goths of a later era. 
The latter I am inclined to think have done more to obliterate and to 
destroy them than the former. Again, restoration has done its work 
for more works of art have been sacrificed in this county than by all 
other destructive agencies combined, for whereas the other forms of 
violence are fitful and partial in their operations, " Restoration " prides 
itself in being "thorough," in other words, at not being capable of 
restraint till all marks of historical authenticity are obliterated. 

What remained in the various windows were collected and placed 
in a window in the south aisle, and thus a portion was saved from 
destruction. The remains may be summarised as follows : — first, the 
taking of the Holy St. Catherine by the tyrant Maximin, whilst keeping 
sheep. The second compartment represents her on her trial before 
Maximin and her accusers. His satanic majesty in a turret winged, 
homed, and a spear in his claw, clad in a blue suit, prompting them. 
The third compartment represents her kneeling before the portals of a 
castle, with a spiked collar about her neck chained to the portal, four 
rough looking fellows, and one with a ponderous sword, are mocking 
and torturing her. The fourth compartment represents one of the seven 
acts of mercy, i.e, : giving drink to the thirsty. A nobleman is offering 
to a poor man a cup of water, behind is an angel with wings expanded 
and hands uplifted, blessing the gift ; above are two scrolls with this 
inscription : — ** g sm tJ^rgatg^ ful inr^t 5« jfojulle J^vnt "^n hru'lit p'ff far J'j 
Jli iroti^ t'ul/' The fifth compartment exhibits a rich man offering a 
poor lame man a loaf of bread, above is the lady of the house with a 


fowl in a basket, an angel like the former is standing near. On the scrolls 
above is this inscription : — ** ^toi ('r }pmt mttt nnobs Jiu ,df0r mttqut $ 
J^xm^nx tat.'* In the sixth compartment is seen the Martyrdom of St. 
Faasta, Y. M. of the second century. The saint is about being put 
into a cauldron of melted lead by a rough looking fellow, and one is 
stirring up the fire with a fork. The seventh compartment has two 
saints within the precincts of a castle. One is St. Margaret piercing a 
large dragon, the other is St. Juliana, Y. M. of the third century, 
scourging the devil in the form of a large eared dragon. The eighth 
compartment represents one of the seven sacraments, ''Baptism." 
Before a beautiful early English font stands a bishop, with nimbus 
surrounding a tall mitre, in his left hand a crosier. On his right are 
two persons, a man and a woman. On the left stands a mother with a 
child in her arms, each with a nimbus surrounding the head. The dove 
is seen descending from a cloud on golden rays, but not nimbed as was 
usually the case. 

In the upper tracery of the early Perpendicular windows in the 
south aisle, are seven, having each six spaces, in which were formerly 
painted tl^e genealogy of Christ. Either from lapse of time, decay of 
the leads and other destructive agencies, there are now only sixteen 
subjects left, many of them being in a wretched mutilated condition, 
covered with dirt and lime-wash. Those tolerably perfect are. First, 
Abraham wearing a red turban, blue under dress, and white robe, holding 
a scroll inscribed ^IrraJ^am. Second, Isaac, with scarlet turban, pink under 
dress, and in his hand crossing his white robe a scroll inscribed, Ifsaaf* 
Third, Jacob, with blue turban, blue under dress, and scroll inscribed, 
^arolr. Fourth, Aram, blue turban, blue dress, and white robe, scroll 
inscribed, ^ram. Fifth, Naasson, with pink 'turban, blue dress, and 
scroll inscribed, H^aason. Sixth, Amiuadab, pink dress, blue turban, 
scroll inscribed, ^minalmlr. Seventh, Salmon, blue turban, pink dress, 
scroll inscribed, Salmon. Eighth, Boaz, red turban, and blue dress, 
and white robe, scroll inscribed, §00S. Ninth, Obed, blue turban, pink 
dress, scroll inscribed, (6bti. Tenth, Jesse, pink turban, blue dress, and 
white robe, scroll insciibed, ^(98t. Eleventh, Ozias Hex, gold trefoil 
crown, gold sceptre, ermine tippet, and red dress, scroll inscribed, 
Oiias ^tti. Twelfth, David Rex, a gold floriated crown, and in 
his hands a gold harp, on which he is playing, red robe, and 
white floriated under dress, on a scroll, §anibr its. Thirteenth, 
Ezekias Rex, sceptre in left hand, gold crown upon his head, white 
robe with ermine tippet, blue dress, scroll inscribed, Csu]^ia8 ^tJE. 
Fourteenth, Manasses Rex, sceptre in left hand, gold crown floriated, 
blue robe, scroll inscribed, ^nnuacti xtx. Fifteenth, Josias Rex, on his 
head a gold trefoil crown, sceptre in right hand, red dress, fastened 
round the waist with a gold ornamented belt, the left band pointing to 
a scroll inscribed, $o%h% Stx. The Sixteenth, and last perfect, is the 
figure of Mathan Rex, he is holdings. in his left hand a sceptre, on bis 


head a gold trefoil crown, the dress white with yellow roses, he holds a 
scroll inscribed, ^gMpm gts. 

These elegant little figures are standing on ornamental platforms, 
under circular canopies 20 ins. by 7 ins., and are of the 15th century. 
Ipmnch, H. Watlinq. 


coddenham, co. suppolk. 
Family op Thornb. 

1540 Johes Thorae filius Johis Thome nat XI die Deoembris. 
1544 Elizabeth Thorne filia „ xxv. die JanuariL 

1549 JohnaTborne „ xvii die ffebruarii. 

1551 Thom« Tborae filiuR „ xvii die Augustii. 

1554 EdwarduB Thorne „ xx die Maii. 

1543 Johes Thome nuptetur Eatherine Cooke xxii die Octobris. 
1546 RobtuB Thome nuptetur Elizabeth Chaotnan xxvi die Junii. 
15d0 Johes Thome nuptetur Anne fiOeme iii aie Septembris. 
1563 WiUms Evrtis nupt Annie Thome viii die Junii. 

1706 William Thome of Hemingston Clarke k Anne Stannard of Ooddenham widow 
July 7. 

1562 John Thome Sepult xxvu die Januarii 


1682 Thomas sonne of Thomas Thome Rector k Ciseley his wife, was baptised May 24. 

1683 -^ ' -^ , ^. 

1632 (Mary) dr. of Oliver Thome (gent, was), baptised (Jany.) 18. 
1632 Mary wife of Oliver Thome gent., was buried ffebr. 4. 

Mary dr. of Oliver Tliome gent., was buried March 20. 

1636 Allice dr. of Oliver Thome gent, k Allice his wife, was bap. April 28. 

1638 Willyam son „ „ Deer. 3. 

1640 Anna dr. „ „ Febry. IL 

1643 Mary „ „ Sepr, 5. 

1649 Anne „ „ Novr. 16. 

1660 Johnson ' „ „ May 26. 

1653 Elizabeth dr. „ „ Sepr. 20. 

1654 Thomas son of Thomas Thorne & ffrances hiM wife« borne Marcn 3. 

1668 Oliver son of William Thome Rector & ffrances his wife, bom ^ ba^ Novr. 4. 

1670 Thomas „ bora June 13, bap. June .... 

1671 Oliver Thome ^t, buried Febry. 3. 

Mary dr. of William Thome Rector & ffrances his wife, bom & bap. Jany. 28. 

1674 Elizabeth „ „ June 22. 

1675 Anna ,^ bom July 29, bap. Aug. ... . 

Robert „ „ 

Jany. 20. 

William „ 

Jany. 4. 

Henry „ „ 

Sepr. 29. 

Brock „ 

May 29. 

Mary dr. „ „ 

Sepr 7. 
July 18. 


John „ „ 



Octr. 10 

Thomas Thome was buried 26 of Aprile. 

Thomas Thome Clarke & Pastor was buried 5 of Novr. 


1G77 ffranoes dr. of WilliAm Thorne Rector & ffnuioas hia wife, bom & bap. March 18. 
Robertson „ „ April 26. 

1678 Sarah dr. „ bap. June 25. 

1679 Katharine „ „ Febrjr. 10. 
Mary & Sary dm, „ buried Febry. 21. 

1688 Mrs. Elizabeth Thome (widow buried), July 17. 

Mary dr. of Wm. Thome Rector & ffrances his wife, bora and bap. July 20. 
This was ye second Mary eleyenth child and eighth daughter. 
1664 (Mrs. Alice) Thome widow was buried July 80. 

Charles Thome son of Wm. & ffranoes Thome, bap. Deer. 10. bur. Dec. 16. 
1685 Frances dr. „ was buried July 2. 

1687 Rupertia „ bom & bap. April 25. 

168| John Thome gent was buried Deer. 80. 
1704 ffrances wife of Willm. Thorne Rector was buried June 8. 
1707 Willm. Thome son of Oliver Thome Rector of Belstead k Mary his wife was 

buried April 18. 
1710 William Thome son of Oliver Thome Rector of Belstead k Mary his wife was 

buried Deer. 4. 
1718 William Thome Rector of this Parish was buried June 18. 

John Cooper of Ipewich k Katherine Tliome of Hemingston were married 
Sepr. 22. 

GosBBCK, Co. Suffolk. 

1667 Richard Bowie & Elizabeth Thome were married Octr. 11/ 
1679 William the son of William Thome was buried Jany. 20. 

Stonham Abpal, Co. Suffolk. 

1651 Thomas Thome et Francisca Blomfield contraterunt Matrimonium Septembris 25. 
1624 Frandsca fil Nicolai Et Marin Blomfield, bap. Aprilis 10. 

Barking, Co. Suffolk. 
1618 John son of Michael Thome wan buried June 12. 

Monumental Inscriptions. — Heuinostok. 

Slabs affixed eztemally to the south wall of Hemingston Church :— ** Hie jaoet | 
felicem expectans Resurreotionem | Francisca Thome | GuUelmi Thome hujusoe 
Ecclesiie I digniBsimi Pastoris nuperrim^ uxor | Quee ob. | immobilem erga Deum 
Reverentiam | Amorem erga Maritum vere conjugalem J Eximiam in Liberos 
Pietatem | speotabilem in egenos Humaiiitatem ] fit merito sm ipsius ipsa sexus | decua 
et exemplar olnit Jun. l^o 1704 | Aetatis suss 63. Yale Lector | et diBoe vivere ut 
disoas mori | Moestrissimus conlux pietatis eigo posuit.** 

Above the inscription are the following Arms and Crest :— Arms, Thome ; ( Aig) 

a fesse (gu) between 8 lions rampant (sa) ; On an Inescutoheon on a chevron 

between three cock's heads eraaea (shield is so weatherworn that the remainder 

cannot be deciphered). 

Crest, a Lion rampant (sa). 

Slab adioining ahovt, 

"M.S. I Gulielmi Filii Olivarii Thome | hujus Paroohia | per annos quinquaginta 
Rectoris Cujus | Avus Thomas Thome idem munus | saorem in eodem loco per I 
quinquaginta et quatuor annos | exercuerat ob. Anno Aetatis 80 ! die Junii 18. l718. 
1 Anna predicts Gulielmi Relicta I Marmor hoc Amoris ergo D.D.D.'* 

Above the inscription are the Crest and Arms of Thome only, as before. 


" Hie Jaoet OUverus Thome hujus Ecclesise olim Rector obiit die xnp CaL Mart. 
An. Dom. Mixraxx Aetatis sua 411.'^ 
(Inscription on slab inside church). 

Henley Vicarage^ Ipswich. Wm. C. Pearson. 

Can any reader of the Eatt Anglian give me the parentage of the Mrs. Frances 
Thome, commemorated above ? 




In peyment wherof as folloioetke 

Reeevyd tartigne PARCELLS of PLATE of my Lord Cardynallis Grace 
by me Robert Amadas, a$ aperethe by a peyre of Indentures signyd 
withe thande of Maistar Doetar Stevyn and m^ Robt. Amadait, 
heyring date the xijth daye of September, the xviijth yere of ovr 
Soveraigne Lord King Henry the viijth, 


Item twoo greate Saltis withe a Cover with Sant Margaret on the 
toppe poiss. — Ixviij oz. 

Item a Salte with a cover gravyn with Son Beymes poiss. xviij os. 

Item a Salte withe a Cover with a Portcullis and a Roose in the 
toppe poiss. — IV oz. q. 

. Item oone standing Cappe withe a Cover chasid with Maistar 
Dalbyes Armes in the bottom and Saut Margaret in the toppe poiss.— 
xxxiiij oz. d. 

Item oone standing Cuppe withe a Cover wrethin chasid withe 
Maistar Dalbyes Armes in the bottom and Sant Margaret in the toppe. 
— xxxix oz. 

Item a standing Cuppe gilte withe a Cover withe a Merchannts 
marke in the bottom poiss. — ^xxxvij oz. qrt 

Item a standing Cuppe pleyne withe a Cover with True Loves 
floryshid in the bottom poiss. — xxj oz. d. 

Item a standing Cuppe withe a Cover withe a Red Roose in the 
toppe poiss. — XXV oz. 

Item a standing Cuppe withe a Cover withe a red Roose inamylid 
blew upon the toppe poiss. — xxxiiij oz. d. 

Item a standing Cuppe gilte withe a Cover withe a round Knoppe 
gravyn withe Branches and Damaske wurke poiss. xxv oz. d. 

Item oone standing Cuppe gilte withe a Cover and a Roose cast in 
the toppe poiss. — ^xxv oz. 

Item a standing Cuppe gilte withe a Cover withe Portculles and 
Flouer de Leces and Pomegarnetts in the toppe poiss. — xxj oz. d. 

Item oone standing Cuppe withe a Cover chasid havyng a hollow 
knoppe poiss. — xxiiij oz. d. 

Item a standing Cuppe withe a Cover and Bastilments of silvar 
undar the Booll poiss. — xxviij oz. 

Item a standing Cuppe withe a Cover and a Diademe in the toppe 
poiss. — XX vj oz. 

Item a standing Cuppe with a Cover withe a white CuUombyne on 
the toppe poiss. — xxiij oz. d. 

Item a standing Cuppe withe a Cover gravyn withe Portculles, 
Rooses and Flouer de lues poiss. — xxiij oz. 


Item a standing Cuppe withe a Cover withe a plejne flatt Enoppe 
poiss. — xxj oz. d. 

Item oone brode standing gilte Cuppe withe a Cover withe a 
Portoullis standing upon Rings. — xzij oz. 

Item oone standing Cuppe withe a Cover withe a Hoose on the 
toppe poiss. — xxiij oz. d. 

Item oone litill Cuppe for Ale withe a Cover withe twoo Rings in 
the toppe poiss. — xiij oz. iij q. 

Item oone standing Pece withe a Cover like a Cullombine poiss. — 
xxxij oz. d. 

Item oone standing Pece withe a Cover gilte withe Flowers and 
Brannches poiss. — xxvij oz. j d. qrt. 

Item twoo standing Pece withe Covers